Welcome to my blog. I'm having a lot of fun participating in this blog hop with my fellow #MFRW authors and I hope you are enjoying our posts.
This week's topic is "Story Inspiration."
A lot of authors say they get inspiration for their stories from friends, family and things they've heard or experienced in their life. In a way that's true for me but mostly I'm a visual kind of girl.
What does that mean? Well I tend to be inspired by things I see like pictures or scenes from catalogs or calendars and stuff like that. But mostly pics.
Be it a photo of a beautiful countryside or a graphic or gif of a holiday scene or seasonal picture like the one below:
Or a pic of a sexy model-
...If it catches my eye, a story will form in my mind and the and next thing I know I'm laying to down the framework for my next book.
Not very glamorous but then again neither is the actual writing process. For example, the photo of this wolf (see pic below) inspired me to write my first MF, paranormal, contemporary erotic shifter romance.
The fierce nobility that this wolf exudes and the intelligence behind that piercing stare spoke to me. I could see the son of the alpha looking at the antics of his brother. I imagined him taking it all in yet silently obeying and staying loyal to his pack.
Yes, this beautiful wolf was the inspiration for Callum Blake, the main character and hero in my book Wolf's Blade.
Whenever I was at a loss for words, all I had to do was look at the pic and the Callum came back to life.
In the immortal words of Col. John "Hannibal" Smith from the incredible action packed 1980's tv show the A-Team- "I love it when a plan comes together."
When inspiration meets creativity- the resulting synergy is amazing.