I thought I would share a little about how I sit down to write. Not because I think there is anything useful I can share but so I can be nosy and ask about your process!
Sometimes ideas come to me, usually in the middle of the night, they wake me from my slumber and I have to get up and write it down. These flashes of inspiration are few and far between, rarities my muse dispenses when she so wishes.
In reality something tends to catch my eye or ear and my mind ponders it for a while. It can be a picture, a quote or even a song and it will capture something in my imagination.
Recently I saw this image and knew it would be one of those images to get the cogs in my mind moving. So a grovel later and the photographer Liam Dagan sent me the image to use. I am grateful that I can borrow the images of super talented people like Liam from time to time just so that I can show you where my mind starts!
Any way here is Liam's image and the snippet that it put in my mind.
To Hell and Back
"And i could climb out up that?"
"Anyone ever make it?"
"One of the original fallen. He fell for a human girl on the living plane, forbidden eve for a fallen so he was condemned to eternity in here. Always looking out with that smallest glimmer of hope to torture him."
"He climbed out to be with her?"
"Yeah, it even worked out for a little bit. Right up until Death caught up with her and they were both consigned to Hell for eternity. Apparently if you ask them they don't care where they are, as long as they are together. Personally I could do without the eternal damnation, but who am I to argue."
"Why don't you climb then?"
"I've nothing worth risking everything for."
"But we are already dead! What could be worse than being dead and stuck in Hell for eternity!"
"That's my point."
"No, seriously, nothing!! Fall on there, and its not an easy climb, and you'd kill yourself all over again. Only this time you have no body to die, just your soul. You would simply cease to exist at all. Granted some do it just to get away from the torture of being down here, but not many things are worth that!"
"There are a few"
"So, who's yours?"
So what gets your creative juices flowing? Do you get the same impulse to tell a pictures story that I do?