By Michelle Lynn Senters
KIDS ARE WRITERS is going vintage today. As a writer, I use old photographs to study character. I choose a photo and study the setting, clothing and expression on their face. I imagine their life, what they want, and how they feel. This study often leads to new story ideas.
1. Choose one of the vintage photographs below.
2. Study what is observable about the character. What do they look like? What are they wearing? Where are they? What are they doing?
3. Imagine who they are. What is their name? How do they feel? What are they trying to do? What is the background story to the picture?
4. Write a paragraph introducing the character and their story.
5. Add a clever title.
7. EXTRA: Expand your paragraph into a short story.
6. EXTRA: Choose a different photo for another character study.
In the comment section below, write your first name, age, picture number, title, and paragraph.
Click through the following photographs using the arrows.
Michelle Lynn Senters is the Founder and Director of KIDS ARE WRITERS. She spends her days working as a Reading Interventionist and spends her evenings writing books for children and adults. You can learn more about Michelle HERE and at www.michellelynnsenters.com.