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Guest post: Photographs for Inspiration

Posted on: November 6, 2015

I am featured today on the wonderful blogsite Mother Daughter Book Reviews where I discuss how my photographs inspire my writing.

How Photographs Can Inspire Ideas

by Darlene Foster

As a writer of children’s books, I am often asked where I get ideas for my stories. I’m inspired by my travels for the most part and eager to share what I have seen and learned with my young readers. I start with a place, somewhere interesting, and include an adventure or a mystery for my main character, Amanda, to solve. Although I have the main idea, I often get stuck while putting the story together.

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15 Responses to "Guest post: Photographs for Inspiration"

I’ve never really looked at photographs in that way, how interesting.

Not only are they are wonderful memory but I tend to use them for story ideas!

Thanks for sharing. You should have lots of books-to-be-written stirring in your brain after your vacation. 🙂

More than you can imagine. Never enough time to write them all!!

Darlene I so enjoyed seeing the photos next to your books! Travel provides inspiration in so many ways!

I can´t imagine a life without travel.

I like all the pictures you chose (especially the goat) and can well imagine how Gaudi inspired you.

Gaudi inspires everyone! Glad you liked the pictures I chose.

Great article about how you come up with story ideas during your travels. Your picture are also great reminders and always tell a story.

I seem to view everything with the potential for a story. I would forget many of my ideas if I didn´t take pictures to view later.

I believe that for a true artist or a writer, inspiration can come from just about anywhere! 🙂

Thanks Fatima! My husband is often amused at the odd things I take pictures of.

You should see what my husband’s photography students take pictures of: walls, tiles, wires, etc, etc. DH himself is fascinated with flotsam and jetsam, the messier the better!

It sounds like a good article! I’ll check it out! 🙂

Thanks.It may give you some ideas.

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