The Portrait

Use the writing prompt below to write a scene.

You visit the local art museum to see new works by a local artist who has hit it big. A portrait of a young woman in a wedding dress catches your eye. In the portrait, she is facing away from the artist. As you walk away, you glance back to see that she has turned and is now facing the artist – and you. What do you do?

The Writer

Use the following writing prompt to write a scene.

You have to submit the first five chapters of your novel to your agent soon. As the deadline approaches, you notice that specific scenes from your book are coming to life and occurring to your friends and family. What are these scenes, and what is causing this to happen?