Writing about objects is writing about people, memory, and emotions. These writing prompts will inspire you to create new stories, remember old ones, and explore the complexity and narrative potential of things.
Objects are clues to who we are and who we want to be. The things we keep at home or carry with us declare our identity and our history. In fiction and memoir, objects can reveal a character's passions and obsessions.
Objects are erotic, musical, useful, beautiful, religious and ostentatious. They provoke us to think, and sometimes help us forget. They're expressions of our inner workings, and proof of what we need and want in order to live our lives.
Every object tells a story. The writing prompts on the Writing Things Writing Map will help you tell them
The Writing Map is devised and written by Shaun Levin with illustrations by Me & Oli. The A3 map (297x420mm) folds into A6 (105x148mm), and is printed on 120gsm paper in England.
Note: Some content not appropriate for writers under 16.