Weaving together the threads that make up my passion for the written word…as an author, editor, and follower of The Word.
When you’ve been in one place for a long time, it becomes easy to pass by the same objects, places, and landscapes day after day until you cease to see them anymore. They become part of our visual routine that we tune out like background noise. Every once in a while, look around with fresh eyes, because even mundane things can spark our imaginations.
In my recent interview with Renee Scattergood, I asked if the landscape of Australia where she lives inspired her book world. She wrote: “…a lot of my ideas for the Dark Isle came from the wildlife here. There are no plants that will eat you, but we used to have a vine-like thing growing in our yard that had the largest thorns I’d ever seen. It kind of scared me because those things really hurt if they got you. I stepped on one once and my foot hurt for days. It was my inspiration for the bush that shoots the thorns at Auren in Episode 3, I think it was.”
Inspiration comes in surprising ways sometimes. Look what C.S. Lewis did with a family wardrobe. (Though I admit, it is pretty awesome looking–I went on a pilgrimage to Wheaton College to see it. Of course I wanted to climb inside, but sadly there were signs…)
So here is the prompt:
Putting ideas into words.
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