“The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination. ” -Richard Wright
(Note: The pictures in this post don’t belong to me, with the exception of the last photo of the concert.)
Inspiration is golden. That’s one thing I’ve definitely learned as a writer.
Inspiration comes at the most unexpected times, and all of a sudden you have the strong urge to scribble everything you can think of before it leaves your brain.
That’s another thing I’ve learned: when you think of an idea, write it down immediately. You might think you won’t forget, but you will, and knowing you’ve forgotten something brilliant is a horrendous feeling.
I’ve learned that although I do have random moments of inexplicable inspiration often, photography and visual images can really give you some great ideas. Art inspires other art.
I don’t know if inspiration is something you can force or if it can only come naturally. It’s hard to tell.
One thing that’s really important when you have a new story in mind is to let your ideas fly and getting everything down on paper. Especially for young writers, don’t concern yourself with how your ideas will be viewed.
Besides photography, I get really inspired by other literature and sometimes movies. Or sometimes, I might be walking my dog and all of a sudden I have the most brilliant idea. I guess it depends for me.
And then of course we can’t forget music!
This last photo was one I took at Green Day’s opening night for their tour this spring. My friend and I had a blast, and I’m super excited for the concerts I’ll be seeing this fall.
What inspires you?
‘Til next time,