Let Art Inspire Your Writing, Part 2

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”

Lloyd Alexander

Last week, I shared some photography on my blog and inspired writers to take in those images and write. Some of you did, and that made me so happy! I’m glad that my words and post inspired you to write. It inspired me to write, too. I shared an excerpt from a story I’ve started writing based on a photo yesterday.

Today, I wanted to share another prompt post, but this time I’m featuring fantasy and science fiction artwork. Fantasy and science fiction are incredible genres. I read and write them both so frequently. The book I’m currently writing is a fantasy novel, and as often as I try to write contemporary or literary fiction, I can’t seem to stop myself. Fantasy or science fiction elements always bleed in.

The stories and characters I’ve most connected to over the years are out of fantasy or science fiction novels. They are also the ones that have broken my heart the most. It’s a gorgeous, exciting place to journey into, both in reading and writing. If you’ve never written fantasy or science fiction before, maybe this is the moment you’ve been waiting for to try it. If writing fantasy or science fiction fills you up, then here you go. Here’s another glass of it. Drink it in. Spill the water onto the page and let the words flow out of you.

I’m going to choose one of these images to start another story for next week, and I will share it again on this blog. If you want to share your work with me, please don’t hesitate to reach out via my contact page or tag me in the piece you share on your own blog.

Happy Writing to all the lovely writers out there. You can do this. Your words matter, and the world wants to read them.

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