Posted by: lizricewrites | April 14, 2014

Writing Prompt – Starting with a setting

Below is a photo of a writer’s house.
Start a paragraph or short story using it as the setting.

What comes to mind first for you—creating a character who lives in/ visits the place?

Or do you first create a plot & then work on the character?

Writers’ Museum in Edinburgh. In Lady Stair’s House.

Writers Museum

By Jeremy Keith (Flickr: Writers’ Museum) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


  1. I immediately thought of the characters and setting from Dodie Smith’s book, “I Capture The Castle”.

  2. Ah, that tiny balcony… If it could talk I bet it would tell some amazing stories about who lived, loved, and lost there…

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