Using a picture
Writing a narrative starting with a picture
- Here is a picture of a man.
Write a mind map/brainstorm whatever you think about him.
Now look at your notes. Add details e.g if you put 'beard', what is the beard like?
What do you think his house is like, what job does he do? How old is he? How do you know? Is he good or evil? Why do you think this?
All these questions build up a character for you to use in a story.
- Here is a picture of a setting (see picture below).
Does the man live there or is he visiting someone there, or is he hiding something there? Use descriptive language when writing down your ideas.
- What is happening? Why is it happening? Where is it happening? Who are the characters? When did this happen? How did it happen? - Answer these questions and you have the makings of a great narrative.