How about non-writing related images, sounds and experiences that lend to our writer’s muse?
First up, a young (14 yr-old!) student of mine, Melissa S. has written her own song (music and lyrics!) and sings and plays the piano in her YouTube debut. I think the chorus is mesmerizing and the lyrics inspire ideas for my teenage heartbroken protagonists. What do you think? Leave her a comment of encouragement!
A party for your tastebuds! Have you tried Honeycrisp apples? OMG – yum! The tangy yet sweet crunchy goodness floods my mind with images of autumn: Golden and crimson leaves, deep blue-gray skies, fattened squirrels and bunnies readying for hibernation, creepy time via Halloween
And the ordinary becomes extraordinary… “Flipping ” through my digital photos via Kodak EasyShare, I found a number of interesting images my 12-year-old son, David captured with my camera. His artistic eye caught usual images in unusual shadows, light and context. Try looking through your pictures for the unique. Or better, hand your camera off to child who will capture magic for your muse!
Watch the pendulum…you are getting sleepy…you are clicking SUBSCRIBE…you are gleefully under my spell..you are sending chocolate and pumpkin spice lattes to me…