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Writing Challenge 52

Leap Day brings a bonus writing challenge for February…

Sometimes it’s not a photograph that inspires, but a postcard bought, sent, or lost. Discovering a vintage postcard—whether or not there’s writing on the back—may spark ideas for a story in progress or a new one. And since March tends to brings wind and rain (which often reverts to snow in the Northeast); it’s the perfect time of year to stay indoors and write! Take up your pencils, your pens, or your keyboard and follow your instincts and write. What will this month’s image inspire?

Vintage Postcard

Each month, The Poisoned Martini presents a photo to spark your creativity.  Because of their visual nature, images vividly speak to writers and spark ideas for writing.  View the photo below, ponder what you see, and then put pen to paper or finger to keyboard.  Write a scene, a short story, a chapter, a novella, or maybe even a novel.

Previously this month, a scene featured statues of Greek gods that had been corralled in a garden on the grounds of the Schloss Charlottenburg, a summer palace built for Friederich III in 1699. The photo was taken in August 2002.

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