Posted by: Kathy Temean | August 3, 2012

Free Fall Friday – August

Here is the First Page Picture Prompt for August. It is by Courtney Autumn Martin. I thought this illustration had many stories wanting to be told.  I will announce our Guest Critiquer next Friday.  Courtney was featured on Illustrator Saturday last January. Click here to look.  Or visit her website at: or her blog: .

WRITERS: Please attach your double spaced, 12 point font, 23 line first page to an e-mail and send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com. Also cut and paste it into the body of the e-mail. Put “August 23rd First Page Prompt” in the subject line.

ILLUSTRATORS: You still have until August 24th to submit an illustration for August. I’m looking for illustrations where a light source illuminates something in the picture. Examples: A street light, a flashlight, light from a TV or computer, candles, the moon, the sun, etc. Use your imagination to create something new or send something that you already finished. Show off a little and send it something for August. You do not have to wait, I will post the illustrations as they come in during the month, but I will definitely post all by Aug 31st. Please make sure the illustration is at least 500 pixels wide and include a blurb about yourself and a link to see more of your work. Please send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com and put “August Illustration” in the subject box.

Look forward to seeing something from you.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Wow! What a picture!!!


  2. This illustration is gorgeous! I’ve never written a first page prompt before, but this is inspiring.


  3. You know, I KNEW Courtney’s illustrating had inspired me once before. I just checked and it was back in February with the beautiful image of a girl falling down a tunnel. That turned out to be one of my favorite first pages. Thank you, Courtney, and thanks again, Kathy. I couldn’t resist this one! 🙂


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