Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Writing a Story Inspiration


I love the way a photograph can lead me through the maze inside my mind.


Passed the "to do list" and down through the corridors where all "the shoulds" live.



The photographs becomes the priority as I brush passed all that might distract me.  Finally I reach the place where imagination begins.



It is there that I find the beginning of a story.

When we were in school, we wrote stories all the time.  Our imagination was easy to reach because we were in the habit of going there for class assignments.

It's such a lovely trip to visit your imagination.  It's a great way to relax and find the place where the little child in you lives, waiting to come out and play.







Take out a favorite photo and let that photo or two lead you far into your imagination.  I promise that is where all the stories live.  It's a dangerous exercise though, because "the shoulds" and the "to do list" could distract you along the way.




Keep going, you're almost there.  Music also helps to make the trip easier.  Your photos hold the key to the beginning of a story.


Storytime, I loved listening to stories being read when I was little, and later on, reading stories to my own children.

Did you like telling stories and writing stories? Do you still write stories?


If not, let the music take you far away, this is where you can find the story.


7 comments:

Vee said...

Simply lovely, Karen. I do want to finish reading your story...

NanaDiana said...

Yes, Karen- I love to write stories for (and about) the kids in my life. I really need to write down some of my childhood memories of the farm so that my grands can read them someday.

Your pictures here are lovely....as are the words you have attached to them. xo Diana

T Opdycke said...

Oh how I loved this post. Most days I spend a chunk of time locked in my imagination as I continue my journey from non-fiction to fiction writer. Stephen King wrote, "...you must not come to the page lightly." So let photos and images of life spur the imagination, then write with all seriousness until the story is told.

Sheila A. said...

Karen, how beautiful! Every part of this post! I loved to be drawn into your creative process. Also, Karen, as usual your photos are gorgeous. I really, really enjoy your blog...to "enter in" is a real treat!!! Thank you -- you ARE an inspiration. And......I feel like writing a story!!!! :)

Dolores said...

Oh Karen, I love the stories, pictures and music in this beautiful post.

For me, most of all ... the music leads me onward......
Hugs,

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This was lovely, Karen. When I blog I feel as if my photos help tell a story about whatever I am blogging about.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am in a rush to go to work, but I just want to say that I cannot wait to learn how to use my new PHOTOSHOP so that I can create the kind of stories I see in my head. BEAUTIFUL MY DEAR! Anita