Blog tips for writers: I respond strongly to places and imagining settings is important to me in writing fiction. Recently I began saving photographs from the British Geograph website with first lines for stories I might write some day. In one of life’s weird coincidences, I’ve just run across a couple of posts at the Steamed: Writing Steampunk Fiction blog in which writers submitted photographs of places and explained how they might inspire a steampunk story—click here and here. To top it off, I found another post on using three photographs to tell a story at The Daily Post At Wordpress.Com website. Do any of these seem helpful? Have you used similar exercises in your own writing or teaching? Can you see how you might?