Wx3 Writing Exercise & Inspiration: Somewhere in History 1920s

A spin on the normal Wx3 Writing Exercise & Inspiration is the “Somewhere in History” series.

You’ll find a historic photo below but won’t know exactly what/who/where until the very end. Let your imaginations run wild!
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unbroken seal of king tut's tomb writing inspiration photograph a. wrighton writing exercise somewhere in history

Wx3 Writing Exercise & Inspiration – How To

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step 1 – Clear your mind. Take a deep breath. Relax.

Step 2 – Open a new Word doc, or Notepad page, or grab a piece of paper & a pen.

Step 3 – Look at the picture for 60 seconds & then write whatever comes to you – dialogue, story, log line, idea, concept, emotion, senses, etc..

When you are done…

Save it and put your writing away. Let it seep, brew, stew, and simmer. Next time you need inspiration or an added boost to your current work – you’ll have a file full of these.

And, it will add to your habit of writing – boom!

My Wx3…

This is an old binding, but it’s still held fast. There’s a reason for that, but I am drawn to the handle. I have to touch it…

It is cold and the rope is rough and scratches teasingly at my skin. I’ve probably been staring at it for hours and even with all my training and all the help I could find, I cannot focus on anything around me save this lock.

Is there something evil inside?




Am I about to unleash something I cannot take back? Or become famous for opening?

It’s just a lock, right?

Where’d my painting go?

Why am I so nervous? It’s old. Forgotten. Why should I care… and yet… I’ve been sitting her for hours and I just can’t bring myself to unlock the damn lock.

Somewhere in History – 1920s

Unbroken Seal on King Tut’s Tomb – November 1922

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