As a serial blogger (I contribute to this blog, The Picture Book Den, Awfully Big Blog Adventure, The Hedgehog Shed and Fuelled By Hot Chocolate) I was finding it increasingly difficult to source images to support my posts. So at the beginning of the year I decided I'd reconnect with my camera and start to create my own library of images. So for the last few months I've tried to keep an eye out for things I could use as a visual in my posts. Here are just a few of my images so far:
Time - making time to write
or how to deal with time in your story
A post about reaching a dead end in your story
or feeling you have come to a dead end with your writing
Perhaps a post about getting bogged down with your plot
or making your characters 'journey' more difficult
Maybe a post on finding a new direction for your writing
or perhaps for your character
Possibly a post about giving your character a choice of paths
or finding a new path as a writer
I've really enjoyed this process, for two reasons. The first being I now have a great excuse for taking my camera out with me. Secondly, I've discovered as I'm looking for images I'm also being inspired with new ideas for both my blog posts and my stories.
So if you have a camera (or a camera on your phone) keep an eye out for possible images and take a quick snap. You never know this process may inspire you as well.