Introducing ... a Historical Fiction Link Up!

When I was homeschooled, my mom would have me cut out pictures from magazines and write stories inspired by the pictures. I loved doing it so much that I still do it … only now, we have this handy dandy thing called Pinterest! So many stories are just begging to be told!

One of my writing assignments in 2008

“No two persons ever read the same book.”

While this quote refers to reading, it can be applied to pictures as well ... no two persons ever see the same picture. Everyone sees things differently and digs out different stories and details from the same image. That's why I started thinking over the idea of hosting a link up to explore that idea.

Introducing ....

They Have a Story: A Monthly Historical Fiction Link Up

Once a month I'll post a historical picture. Your job (and mine ... I'm totally doing this!) is to write a short story inspired by it. It can be as short or as long as you like. Have fun with it! Post the monthly picture, your story, and blog button on your blog, then link up. Let’s see how many different stories we can get from the same picture!


I'm open to picture ideas for future months so if you come across one you like, send it my way! (Especially if you don't want WWII pictures every month. Ha ha ha … just kidding. Sort of.)

authoremilyannputzke(AT)gmail(DOT)com. 

I started a Pinterest board where I'll pin all your lovely stories as you link up.


Follow Emily Ann's board They Have a Story on Pinterest.



Eager to see the picture for July-August?

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There are five different people in this picture ... five people with different lives, stories, and feelings.


You can link up below. I can't wait to read everyone's stories!




-Emily

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22 comments

  1. Oh, I am TOTALLY doing this!! I've been keeping an eye open for some fun linkups & this one looks like so much fun!! <3

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    1. Yay!! I can't wait to read your story!! =)

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  2. What a cool idea! This looks like a really fun linkup!

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  3. You've got the best ideas! It'll be so much fun reading everyone's stories, and possibly exploring some of my own.. I'm looking forward to it! :)

    And it's interesting to read a snippet of your writing from '08 (you wrote so well back then too) - how does the story end?

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    1. Aww thank you, Jessica! I'm so excited to read everyone's stories!

      Thanks! The story followed a Native American girl and her family as they had to leave their homeland because of settlers ... they finally find a place that they call home. It was fun looking back on my old projects when I was writing this post! Cringe worthy at times, but fun! =)

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  4. This looks like just my cup of tea! *starts to ponder the many possibilities the picture offers*

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    1. I'm so looking forward to reading your story!! =) This is gonna be fun!

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  5. I'm totally going to do this! This sounds like so much fun, and I'm definitely going to tell my friends about this.(-:

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    1. Yay!! Thank you so much, Elizabeth!! You're awesome! =)

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  6. This is perfect!!!!!!!!!! =D I just LOVE to write historical fiction!
    I'll try and write somthing

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    1. Awesome!! Looking forward to reading it! =)

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  7. This is such a neat idea, Emily. I definitely want to do it sometime!

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  8. This looks so fun! I want to do this! :)

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    1. Thanks, Em!! You should!! You're such a talented writer and we all need some more of your writing to read! =)

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  9. Oh, Emily! I love this idea! I will definitely be working on this :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm excited to read everyone's stories!

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  10. eck I need to keep writing! I've just had so many exams! :(((

    ~Evie

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