As a visual person, images are essential in my writing. It's easier to make a setting come to life if I can see it, even when creating fantasy worlds. I've been fortunate enough to have traveled to diverse places over the past decade. The thousands of photos I've taken give me a sense of place so that even months later, they spark my memory.
Recently, I started a blog series called Story and Photos. I take a series of photos with a related theme like a foggy day and write a story inspired by those images. I don't plot it out beforehand. I collect the photos and just start writing. After a while, the story grows legs and starts running ahead of me. A few want to be novels. Photos have that power. Images can give nearly any muse a nice kick to get it going. You know how some people create stories about people they see on the street? I weave fanatical and sometimes scary stories about places and things I photograph.
Journey to other worlds with full-color photos that will make you feel like they were captured on an epic fantasy quest. Maybe some of these photos will ignite your imagination.
Armed with her camera and an overactive imagination, Auden hikes through forests in search of its hidden treasure. She holds a B.A. in English, an M.S. in Information and Library Science, an M.S. in Publishing Digital and Print and she studied Creative Writing in England. With Aubey LLC, she’s published several dark fantasy short stories and novellas as well as three novels in her Merging Worlds Series. She also published a world-building guide and a nature photography book. She lives in NY with her dog Oreo. Find her books on her website or at Aubey LLC.