Write What You See in This Picture
One of the hardest things for many writers is knowing where to begin, so we’re removing that roadblock in this short, fun course. For this class, we’ll view a picture and then write about it. This exercise may sound simple, but it enables us to practice some of the fundamentals of writing. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced author, this course will teach you how to write attention-grabbing prose using concrete images to tell a story. We’ll discover the power of point of view and stretch our descriptive muscles.
• Use critical and observational skills to extract information from a picture.
• Write what they see.
• Discover the surprising power of images to create theme.
• Refine their piece (250-500 words) based on constructive critical feedback.
This class is taught by a graduate student in the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s MFA Program in Creative Writing.