Have you ever looked at a photograph and had a story pop into your head? I have. Ever since I can remember, pictures have inspired my love of storytelling. When I was writing my Resolution series, I would often refer to my old photos of beach and ocean to inspire a scene I was writing. I would even pile the family into the tinny and take a run around the islands, just to acquire some new photographic inspiration. Quite often I have poured over old photos and unearthed new themes for blog posts, or looked through the lens of my camera, knowing the photo I was taking would be perfect for my next story.
The only issue I have regarding my petulance for photo inspiration is the myriad of photographs I have sitting on file, waiting for me to have time to write about them. Like this one:
Every time I view this photo, new plot ideas flash into my head.
Lucky for me, we are in the digital age, where you can take as many photographs as your device’s storage will allow, so I keep adding to the pile and work towards the day when I can fill each photo with characters and plots.
What about you? What photographs have inspired your storytelling? Does this photo inspire you? I’d love to know what you think about it.
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