Visual writing prompt – Creepy or Hopeful?

Pictures play a huge inspirational role in writing. That’s why websites that focus on inspiring and beuatiful landscapes and portraits have so much traffic. That’s why my most popular blog post to date, Collage of inspiring locations around Izard County for “The Treasure at Devil’s Hole,” was so successful.

But, why are images so profound? For writers, pictures capture a single moment in life, more importantly these pictures mean something different to every person who sees them. When I came across today’s visual writing prompt I was looking for writing inspiration. I needed a building overgrown with vegetation, abandoned, lost, and seemingly forgotten. However, when I saw this picture I saw more than I was looking for. I found several stories ranging from the creepy to romantic bouncing around my head.

Hopefully this image will give you a little inspiration. Are you thinking about an abandoned building where runaways are secreted away? Do you see an old church haunted by a centuries-old nefarious past? Or, can you imagine a young woman intent on rehabbing a forgotten piece of history surrounded by a whimsically magical garden?

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this image and the stories you intend to write.

Abandoned church, Cruise Hill near to Ham Green, Worcestershire, Great Britain. Photo by David Stowell on


I am a full-time freelance writer specializing in books, though I also write blogs, web-content, and handle several other types of projects. To see what I offer visit my rates page or contact me with specific queries and questions. I’m also available to help mentor you through your first book. I’d love to work with you, and if you know anyone else looking for a writer I offer a generous referral fee.

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