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Photo Inspiration for Writers

This week’s theme is fantasy/fairytale. I tried to juxtapose darker images with more whimsical ones since most fairytales have a mixture of those elements. A lot of these photos would probably work as a backdrop for a historical romance too. … Continue reading

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Picture Inspiration for Writers #4

This week’s picture theme is SPAAAAACE, because I’ve always wanted to write a sprawling space opera. When I was a kid, I used to watch a lot of corny kid sci fi shows like Space Cases and Zenon (which was … Continue reading

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Alter Ego

The term alter ego is Latin for “the other I”, and is used to mean the second self or persona inside of a person. A lot of famous people have taken on alter egos. Beyonce has Sasha Fierce. Garth Brooks … Continue reading

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Picture Inspiration for Novelists #3

This week’s theme is setting and places. I picked photographs that had a strong sense of atmosphere and tried to cover a wide range of moods and locations. You’ll probably notice, however, that I have a fondness for spooky locations, … Continue reading

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Picture Inspiration for Novelists #2

When I was in a high school creative writing course, one of our assignments was to create a story from a photo cut out of a magazine, handed to us at random by our teacher. I think that it’s a … Continue reading

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Having Fun With Character Description

What’s more fun than character description, right? In real life, no one gets a say in how they look– it’s all genetics and life circumstances. But when we create characters, we can make them look however we want. And their … Continue reading

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Word Clouds

In case you don’t know about it, Wordle is a website that creates word clouds based on text that you provide for it. Frequently used words are larger, and you can change the font and layout of your word cloud. … Continue reading

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