Oct 01 2019
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Photo writing prompt, October 2019

Most of us probably have a memory of leaping into small mountains of autumn leaves. They change color, fall, and we drag them into piles to be taken away in garbage bags and trucks, year after year. The rake is our tool of choice. Consider tools, then. Consider our human attempts to control, collect, and clear nature and the natural world from our consciousness. Does it feel positive or negative to you? Practical or impractical? What other such tools do we use? What other ways do human try to manage nature? Or think smaller–whose rake is this, and why did they stop halfway through their task?

What do you think about when you look at this image? Write about it.

Monthly photo prompt writing contest for email list subscribers!

If you aren’t currently enrolled in a Center course (or even if you are!) but want to write with us, we host a community-building photo prompt writing project through our email list.

How it works

Every first of the month, we will present a new photo. Using this photo as a prompt, our subscribers are invited to participate in our in-list writing challenge to see who can create a strong, detailed, feature-worthy response in under 500 words. (Subscribing gets you a FREE download of One Year of Weekly Writing Prompts, our Sunday emails brimming with tips and inspiration for writers, the occasional exclusive discount or package deal on Center offerings, AND access to this friendly-fun “contest,” so what are you waiting for?)

Once you’re subscribed, get writing! Copy and paste your response to the photo prompt into an email and send it to Stacia (sfleegal at creativewritingcenter dot com, subject line “[Month] photo prompt submission”) before noon on the last day of each month.

Submit for a chance to be featured AND win $50

The winning submission will be featured in the first Sunday email of the incoming month, published along with a new photo prompt.

To offer a bigger reward for writers who participate in our monthly photo prompt contest, every submission will be one entry into a drawing for the winner’s choice between 1) $50 off the Center course of their choosing, OR 2) a $50 Amazon gift card. Each month’s featured writer will get two entries into the drawing. There will be two drawings each year: July 1 for submissions received January 1 through June 30, and January 1 for submissions received July 1 through December 31.

Remember, only email list subscribers can participate and will see each month’s selection, so sign up if you want to join us!

Happy writing,

Stacia M. Fleegal, Director

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