I love walking in my crazy university neighborhood, because I find such interesting items (and overhear great conversations). Lately, I have been taking photos of the most fun items I discover. In my work with Dream Keepers, a writing group I created for kids and teens in Milwaukee, we regularly use visual writing prompts—and these photos work perfectly.
Here are three items I spotted in the last month. See if you can work them into your National Novel Writing Month project. These questions might help:
*What happened to the people who owned this item right before it was dropped here?
*Who is desperately searching for this item and why?
*Why is your character delighted to find this item?
And the photos: