Photos and images can have a weight or a weightlessness, a heaviness or softness. How do you convey weight (or lack thereof) in writing?
How do you capture those scenes or characters that are flimsy and delicate, like smoke or breath or a butterfly’s wing? How do you capture those fleeting, ephemeral moments that are there one minute and gone the next? Those sun-spangled afternoons of a childhood summer or the tenderness of a first love? Those dreamy, surreal moments where the world seems to soften, where your body feels weightless?
Society often teaches us that to be delicate and feminine, you must be waif thin and white. How can you challenge these cliches in your writing? For example, how can you write feminine male characters? Soft athletes? Weightless plus-sized characters? How can you subvert stereotypes about race or gender or sexuality?
I hope these photos will prove fruitful for your writing! Are there any topics you’d like to see me cover in Photo Prompt Friday? Drop me a comment below so we can discuss!
Until next time,
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Where do you get these pictures?
All over, but mainly things I’ve collected over Tumblr and Pinterest over the years 🙂