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Full Moon by Megan Easley-Walsh
May 22, 2016
 “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
– Norman Vincent Peale


I love art- paintings, sculpture, tapestries and photography. One of my hobbies is photography.

You know that saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”? I think that’s a beautiful sentiment to remember as a writer. In fact, as a writing consultant and editor, it’s advice that I would suggest other writers follow.

What do I mean? Conventionally, “a picture is worth a thousand words” seems to suggest that words are inferior to pictures. But, I’d urge you to consider it in a new light. A picture can inspire thousands of words. A picture, or photograph, can even conjure an entire story.

If you find yourself stuck in what to write, if you feel you have writer’s block, or if you simply wish to seek new inspiration, consider using art. Either look at a picture- a painting or photograph, for example- or create one of your own. Then, see where it leads.

This post is part of a new series on “Advice for Writers from a Writing Consultant”. Each post will be dedicated to a specific topic. Today’s was inspiration. What topics would you be interested in getting advice on? Please share below, so that I can consider what next to write that will be of value to you.

My best to you all,

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