Inspiration! Where does it come from? In a word, everywhere! Open your eyes and unstop your ears, and you’ll find it. I keep a file on my computer called, surprise, Inspiration, and I save lots and lots of pictures there. Of SO many things. Sometimes, I just sit browsing through them, thinking about what stories are hidden within them. Today, I’m going to share some randomly selected images for your viewing pleasure. Which ones speak to you?
Maybe you are most often inspired by scenic vistas and faraway places.
Perhaps abandoned buildings, long forgotten, make you wonder what stories they could tell? My first book, #WakeRobinRidge was inspired by a long abandoned cabin I’d seen several times while visiting the mountains of North Carolina.
Or maybe it’s the romance of ornate castles and sprawling manor houses
that speaks to your heart?
Whether it’s the quiet beauty of a sun-drenched Venice canal,
Or a the haunting, lonely silhouette of a dead tree against a stormy Scottish sky,
if you are open to it, images such as these can stir your imagination, and that’ s what writing is all about, isn’t it? Giving our imaginations full rein, and then sharing the stories that spring to life within our hearts. Hope you’ll set up an Inspiration Folder for yourself, and see where the images you find take you.
Happy Day Dreaming!