Monday, July 18, 2011

Inspiration Blogfest


Today is the Inspiration Blogfest hosted by My Inner Fairy. The rules are to post one inspiring prompt. It can be a writing prompt or a photo prompt.

My prompt: I'm going to go with something darkly awe-inspiring. Something that will hopefully inspire magic and mystery, and maybe give a few of you the chills. I would like to post a few photos, but since they do belong to the photographer, Sally Mann, I won't assume I have permission to do so. Click on the link to see her photos from her book, Deep South.

Mann's photos have given me inspiration for my horror, dark fantasy and paranormal stories. I have the urge to explore those mysterious landscapes and yet I'm not sure if I want to find out what creatures live there.

Where do you find your inspiration for the darker aspects of your writing?

15 comments:

  1. Love those moody photos. One of them reminded me of this show I watched as a kid - HR Puff N Stuff.

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  2. Wow, those were dark and beautiful. I don't know where I get my dark inpiration from... come to think about it, I'm not very dark.

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  3. Awesome pictures. They definitely inspire some dark writing. I get most of my dark writing inspiration from dreams and an overactive imagination.

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  4. Hi,

    Gorgeous misty images: very inspirational with regards dark tales!

    best
    F

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  5. Those are beautiful! I book marked the page so I can return to it later and check out more. thank you for the link and participating in my blogfest!

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  6. Eerie, but intriguing pictures--they make me want to find out what's beyond the mist.

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  7. Those photos are SO creepy, but in such a great way! I can definitely see where they would inspire you.

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  8. Wow. Those photos are fascinating! Thanks for the link.

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  9. The photos are beautiful! Extremely eerie and creepy (one of them even looked like the branches were alive) but very inspiring.

    I'm not sure what inspires the darker part of my writing... pictures and music sometimes, but more often my own imagination, my own fears-anything I come across late at night while I'm alone.

    I love the pictures. Thank you so much for sharing! I'm sure I'll be back to look at them again.

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  10. Those are great pics. I love the shadows and darkness. Nice.

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  11. Oh my - what fantastically creepy, full-of-mysterious-possibilities photos. You're so awesome to share them with us! Thanks!

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  12. Hi Christine,

    It's nice to meet you. Four degrees.... that is impressive. You're right these photos are haunting and conjure up many visions of dark magic. Lots of inspiration to draw from these photos.

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  13. What a haunting set of pictures. The trees branches look like dead fingers reaching out to grab you. Thanks for sharing!

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