Sunday Photo “Fiction”- I Couldn’t Think Of A Story So I Wrote This

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly prompt where a photo is used a prompt to write a story or poem using around 200 words. I don’t often take part, but wanted to this week. I don’t know if it was the challenge of seeing if I could write a whole post before my laptop gives out on me, or just because.

If you want to take part, then click on the Sunday Photo Fiction link below, or click on the blue froggie to read what others have written.

Sunday Photo Fiction

167 08 August 7th 2016

When writing a story, there are a number of factors that have to be taken into account. There is the plot. What is the theme behind the story? Who is the good guy? Who is the bad guy? Who is stuck in the middle?  Who is going feed the cats? Who is the love interest? Where is it set? When is it set?

Then you need to think about how it is going to start. One of the hardest parts is the very first lines in the story. This, for me, is the hardest part. Not only the opening lines of the whole story, but also the opening lines of each chapter, each segment. The How are you going to hook your readers and keep them hooked?

Are you going to write it from a third person perspective, or a first person perspective? If from a first person, then are you going to have the rest of the world as a known or an unknown quantity? If it is known what is happening elsewhere, then how is the character going to know about it? Via a news feed?

Then of course – who is going to die? Good guy or baddie?

18 thoughts on “Sunday Photo “Fiction”- I Couldn’t Think Of A Story So I Wrote This

  1. I’m with Lynn on this one. I think you’ve hit on a crucial part of storytelling — being clear who is going to feed the cats! It is something that far too many writers gloss over, or even omit completely from their stories. A shame, really. 😉

  2. I like your focus on who id going to feed the pets. Never dealt with enough in fiction I find. 🙂 Nice to join in with Sunday Photo Fiction. I went a bit off topic, but loved it anyway 🙂

  3. Good to see you writing again, Al, with some quite apposite pointers and questions.
    In answer to your last line, mon ami, as many as possible.
    Always.

    • Thank you. I get my new laptop tomorrow, so hopefully I will be back to writing more often. It is quite disconcerting when you have written quite a bit and the computer just decides to go home and leave everything.

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