Steemhouse Writing Prompt #1

What could be better for the new year on Steem than a resurgence of interest in creative writing?

Steemhouse places great emphasis on writing for publication. That is our focus. We exist to find, nurture, and endorse talent that is commercially viable. However, writing can be fun for everyone, not just those interested in making a career out of it. Writing prompts can be a great way to find inspiration when the muses have been silent for a while. Eventually we intend to host contests with more ambitious goals in mind. But right now, let’s see how many different stories we can spin from a single image, and how many directions we can take them.

What do you see when you look at the cover image of this post? What comes to mind? As a community of storytellers, Steemhouse will take a particular interest in the fiction you may write about it. But some might be inspired to write poetry or other kinds of prose. This isn’t a contest, so there are no rules. We’ll have plenty of chances to call for specific forms and formats in the months to come.

There is also no requirement to resteem or upvote this post. Nonetheless, feel free to tell others about it, on and off the Steem platform. We’d love to start a wave of response to these prompts in writing communities everywhere. For those posting to Steem, however, we encourage you to use the tag #shprompt so that we can find your stories about the image we've shared here and read them.

If you would like editorial help before you post to Steem or unbiased feedback after you do, feel free to drop into our Discord Community and chat with our writers. Staff members and editors from Steemhouse Publishing frequent that server and will be happy to talk with you about your work. If someone is not immediately on hand to greet you, leave us a note in Welcome Center and we’ll give you a ping when someone is available.

If fiction is your thing and you are serious about producing work capable of competing in the mainstream publishing industry, we hope you participate in this prompt as well. It’s a great way to get the creative juices flowing and catch the eye of our acquisition editors. We strongly encourage you to have a look at the Writing ProTips page of our new literary journal. We’ve collected a few articles about the craft of writing and provided links to them there. They are must-read material for anyone hoping to write and submit fiction at the professional level.
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Comments 10

This initiative seems wonderful to me. Vote and Resteem

07.01.2020 00:02

Thank you, Marcy! I'm pretty chuffed about this one as well. LOL

07.01.2020 09:31

This looks great! I'm excited to participate.

07.01.2020 13:30

Participates! It is a pleasant writing exercise. Regards

09.01.2020 15:26

This is a great image to get the creative juices flowing! Let's see, now... poetry or prose?

08.01.2020 20:41

Whatever you choose ... poetry or prose but write what the image inspires you

09.01.2020 15:28

A very interesting initiative; @steemhousepub.
I'd like to participate!
Have a nice year 2020

09.01.2020 13:06

The hardest thing for me is to convey my literary ideas in English. Speaking and communicating in English is easy but writing literature is more complex. Participates!

09.01.2020 15:30

Where can I find whatever stories were written in response to the prompt?
Hmmm, maybe the hashtag #shprompt... off I go!

12.01.2020 21:13