I'm a visual person. Tell me something and I'll forget it. Show me a picture and there's a better chance I'll remember. So along with using music as an inspiration, sometimes I turn to photos. Do you ever look at certain images and wonder at the story behind them? This is a photo that seems very straightforward on the surface. A woman undressing for bed. But if you ask yourself enough questions, you'll formulate the start to a story. Is she undressing before or dressing after? Is he sleeping or is he angry and trying to seem relaxed? Are they a couple or is she married and going home to her spouse, leaving him alone? Fun prompts like this sometimes can be exactly what you need to get writing again. Do you ever use pictures to inspire your work?
Yes, sometimes a pear is just a pear. But to writers, a pear can be part orange or really a lemon on the inside or even just pretending to be a pear to avoid being returned to his bushel...
Before I go...today is the release day of my good friend JA Saare's incredible urban fantasy, Dead, Undead or Somewhere in Between. I had the privilege of reading this story before its release, and all I can say is...go buy it! Seriously, you won't be disappointed. It's a fabulous story, but FYI, Disco's MINE. LOL Want a copy? Go here.