To begin, select a photograph or a photo of a piece of art, which could be of a painting, sculpture, carving, etc that resonates with you in some way.

 

Part One

Freewriting: 2 minutes. Write a description—visual-only—of what you see in the photograph. Remember to avoid abstract nouns and adjectives; use concrete, specific details.

 

Part Two

 Freewriting: 2 minutes. Now write about the photo, attempting to use all five of your senses.

 

Part Three

 Freewriting: 10 minutes. Using at least one of the following prompts, now write about the photo:

 

Through Description

 

Through Ventriloquism

 

Through Direct Address

 

Through Interrogation (Asking Questions of Someone/Something)

 

Through Giving an Account

 

Through Reflection/Speculation

 

 

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