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message 1: by Grace, Head Moderator (last edited Sep 22, 2012 08:39PM) (new)

Grace (fictionaladventures) | 896 comments Mod
Where do you get your inspiration for writing? Post it here. Who knows? Maybe someone else will find inspiration there, too.

Personally, I get my inspiration from photographs or first sentences. Here's a place I find really inspiring pictures: http://emerald-depths.deviantart.com/.... I have yet to find a good website of starter sentences for stories, though.

message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

A folder I made on my dA where all my story-inspiring pieces go: http://moonbeavers.deviantart.com/fav... (I won't give you my specific ideas using these pictures, THEY ARE MIIIINE)

A photography gallery: http://shutter-shooter.deviantart.com...

Another really great photography gallery with a lot of conceptual pictures that really inspire me: http://kayleighjune.deviantart.com/ga...

If you want to write something with animals/sparkles/fantasy or all, this artist is AMAZING: http://apofiss.deviantart.com/gallery/

Hopefully helpful!

message 3: by Grace, Head Moderator (new)

Grace (fictionaladventures) | 896 comments Mod
I love the first 3!!! I will definitely be using some of those for inspiration. Thanks Ashlyn :)

message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

No problemo c:

message 5: by Emily (new)

Emily I looked for pictures on google (mostly tumblr) and printed them onto a sheet of paper. Then I numbered them, and put the numbers in a box. When I don't know what to write about, I randomly pick a few numbers and then I make a plot using the pictures that correspond with the numbers. The pictures are pretty things, like butterflies, meadows, chimes, sunset, seashells, fireflies, sparklers, etc..

message 6: by Grace, Head Moderator (new)

Grace (fictionaladventures) | 896 comments Mod
That's actually a really cool idea, Emily! What kind of things do you type into google?

message 7: by Emily (last edited Sep 25, 2012 02:17PM) (new)

Emily Like, I go to google images and type in "palm trees tumblr" and some of those are cool. I try to think of objects that have meaning, like dream catchers, rainbows. I find vintage things are inspiring, so like type in vintage and I find something like this: http://data.whicdn.com/images/1780134...

message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Well, a Dr. Phil show is giving me inspiration...

message 9: by Grace, Head Moderator (new)

Grace (fictionaladventures) | 896 comments Mod
vintage. That's what i gotta do! Thanks, Em! And Ashlyn, my best friend was on Dr. Phil xD

message 10: by Emily (new)

Emily Destiny wrote: "vintage. That's what i gotta do! Thanks, Em! And Ashlyn, my best friend was on Dr. Phil xD"

No problem, Destiny! :)
Was she actually on Dr. Phil? Did the episode air on TV?

message 11: by [deleted user] (last edited Sep 26, 2012 02:47PM) (new)

Destiny wrote: "vintage. That's what i gotta do! Thanks, Em! And Ashlyn, my best friend was on Dr. Phil xD"

Whoa really? Which episode?

message 12: by Grace, Head Moderator (new)

Grace (fictionaladventures) | 896 comments Mod
I actually have no clue haha but apparently her family has been on there a lot. I'll google it and see if i find anything hahha

message 13: by Grace, Head Moderator (last edited Sep 27, 2012 06:52PM) (new)

Grace (fictionaladventures) | 896 comments Mod
I found this article http://articles.southbendtribune.com/... and I know that Bonii Dyjasek is my best friend's mom and Krista Mehl is my best friend's sister.

This is about when they were on Dr. Phil: http://www.drphil.com/slideshows/slid.... I know Kaylee, too. She lives with my best friend and Bonii, her mom, so I see Kaylee whenever I go over there.

message 14: by Gabby (last edited Oct 06, 2012 02:18PM) (new)

Gabby | 37 comments I get my inspiration from http://agolam.deviantart.com/ and I listen to Evanescence (I think I spelled that right)

I looked at all the artist you people mentioned and they really helped with my writers block!

message 15: by Grace, Head Moderator (new)

Grace (fictionaladventures) | 896 comments Mod
Those are beautiful, J.J.!

message 16: by Jane (last edited Aug 14, 2013 01:30PM) (new)

Jane | 10 comments I kind of do the same thing as what some of you have said, but I get an idea of a character not a plot. Like, I'll see a picture of a person and suddenly I get a bunch of ideas, random little tings about this person, who they could be, their hobbies, etc. Sometimes random things, and then I get caught up in this character and think, 'I need a story for this person' and then I build the plot around them. Sometimes this isn't the best thing though, because while the character is well thought out and real, the plot lacks something because I just start writing without knowing exactly what the problem is, just thinking that I want to write about this character. On the other hand, I can get great plot ideas out of it and the whole book kind of takes shape from where I want this character to go and what I want to happen to them. Anyway, yeah, I get my inspiration from pictures a lot of the time.

For example, the idea of Laurel, my main character in the Fae Realm Trilogy (see my writing folder and my character's folder to find the story and her character profile), came from this picture; http://www.faerieprints.com/art/Fores.... I also got my inspiration for her love interest when I was searching up pictures of elves and came across a picture of Legolas from Lord of the Rings (yes, I based his appearance off Legolas).

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