Today’s writing prompt will allow you to focus on your exposition skills. Keep reading to see the full writing prompt, Painting of a Writer, and my completed version of it.

Today’s Writing Prompt: Painting of a Writer

Today, describe the details of a painting of a writer. The painting can be either real or imagined.

Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

Painting of a Writer, by K.E. Creighton

The arch of her back mimics the arch of the stained glass pane above the mahogany desk she’s bent over by way of heavy acrylic brushstrokes. A rainbow of warm light beams through the pane over the looseleaf paper strewn across the deep red-hued wood as she scribbles notes for her latest masterpiece with the instrument of her creative whims, a pen. And a tendril of auburn that escaped from her messy bun hangs near her left eye without interrupting the concentrated look on her face partially hidden in a shadow. In this still life, she is content and unperturbed. There are no clocks or devices around. Only highlighted warmth and a pen and paper, captured within a deep still light.

[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]

Notes on Completing this Writing Prompt

This writing prompt was interesting for me to write because it’s based on a painting I imagined, not one that currently exists. It definitely got me in a more creative mood though, so I think it was a good writing prompt for a Monday. Also, I discovered when writing this that it’s best not to overthink it.

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