Twenty-Six Days of Creative Inspiration
I need visuals when I world build. It doesn't matter if it's a real place or one in a galaxy far far away.
My number one "go to" is the annual National Geographic week by week calendar. I have used their amazing photos as springboards not just for settings, but also details. There are some strange and wonderful flowers, plants, and animals in this world.
My second "go to" is the playground that is Google Images. That's where I caught quarry fever while randomly searching odd locations. Quarries are the places where anything from salt to marble is dug from the earth. The magic comes when the digging is finished and an altered landscape is born.
As a kid I swam in quarries that had been converted to public pools. They always had an "other worldly" quality to them, and were quite beautiful.
Where is your "go to" when you are looking for visual inspiration in your writing?
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