Oftentimes, the easiest scenes to write are the funnest. But then there are other days when the scene I thought would be quick, easy and painless just can’t make it from my muse to my conscious to the page. Those are the days – or nights, I’m a night owl so a lot of writing is done after 10 PM – when I turn to either pictures or music to get me in the mood.
Here are a few posts to check out if you’re looking for songs to inspire writing. Music is powerful and it usually does the trick. However, there are situations where I need to visually stimulate my imagination in addition to the auditory inspiration.
The following three pictures really stirred up the creative juices last week:
by Joshua Hoffine
(Click here for his main web site.)
Do you have an image or two that inspires your writing or sets the mood for a certain dynamic?
4 Replies to “Not in the Mood? Maybe These Photos Will Help”
Yup, these are scary pictures, all right. Of course you do write horror. I can see how these might inspire you to write.
If I had an image that inspired me, I’m sure it would be one in nature, soft muted colours. That doesn’t surprise you. Does it? 🙂
Nope, not at all 😉 I figured you’d be inspired by something with trees so I wasn’t too far off. Thanks for visiting! I know you have lots going on nowadays so I really appreciate your taking the time to stop by.
These pictures appeal to me and as you correctly say offer a great deal in the way of inspriation to any writer, especially those of the horror genre, although there could also be an element of dark tragic comedy to them.
What I love about pictures (or any art form, really) is that two people can look at the same images and see two completely different things. Never underestimate the power of perception.