Where do you begin when writing fiction? From where do you draw inspiration?
I have found much of my inspiration comes from the heart. Largely from my own life experiences and from family stories told by my Grandparents. Since childhood, there have been ‘snippets’ of these stories running around in my head and I have had a habit of filling in the gaps for myself, bringing the characters to life.
Since living here in France, I have discovered that location also plays a big part in that inspiration process, and it is a process!
Over the past few weeks, I have picked up half-finished works of fiction and begun working on them again. It is wonderful to feel my creative ‘juices’ flowing 🙂
During the coming days, I plan to share some of my first drafts here on my blog and would welcome some comments, a bit of feedback…
Here is a photo of my newest inspiration, home …. of course, being snowed in does help 🙂