Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I've Been Inspired! By a Photo.

It's time for YA Highway's Road Trip Wednesday again, and I couldn't resist this week's topic.

What pictures inspire your writing and works in progress (WIP)?

Why can't I resist this topic? Well, here's a small story on why:
        One day, many moons ago--try about three or four years worth of moons--I was surfing I was bored, so I searched through pages and pages of photos, and I came upon one that really captured my attention. Instantly, I got an idea for a book, and then the next, and then the next. And wallah! My novel "Angel Wings" and its trilogy were born. All because of this photo...

I have no clue what it's from--if it's from a manga series or just a picture, but it's awfully beautiful and it certainly sparked inspiration.

Here are a few photo's focusing on setting and action in the book:

the forest packs den
Photo found here

Smoky Mountains Fall 2009
Photo found here

Alice In Wonderland - Alice's Sword
This is the Vorpal Sword from Tim Burton's version of "Alice in Wonderland." It reminds me of the swords used in my book.
"One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back."
 --Lewis Carrol,"Through the Looking Glass"

Wrapped In Chains.
Photo found here
Chains also play a role in my book. [Get your head outta the gutter! I don't mean it like that lol :)  ]

What photos inspire your writing? If not any photos, how about songs or other books?


  1. Ooooh manga! That's a very dramatic image. I love the wing design. And that last one is very intriguing. Good luck with your WIP :)

  2. WOW! Gorgeous pics! Makes me want to read your trilogy :)

  3. Awh, thank you guys very much :D

  4. Gorgeous pics! I'm in agreement with Lora - makes you want to read it pronto!

    I love your blog background. The waves sounding in the background is an awesome added touch - though it did terrify me seeing as I wasn't expecting it!

  5. Thank you so much, Jen :D Sorry about the wave sound; it's actully from the widget for "Silence" by Becca Fitzpatrick.

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  7. I'm actually not inspired often by pictures, but I am inspired by settings, weirdly enough. The settings in my stories are usually very vivid to me and when I start a new project, I always print off pictures that are similar to what I envision for my novel. Those inspire me as I draft.

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse