I love how inspiration strikes when I’m not particularly looking for it. I was ambling through my emails yesterday and came across a link in one of the newsletters I subscribe to called ‘Earthfuture’. It’s a fabulous resource and what’s on primarily targeted at Vancouver Islandistas
*waves to London Mabel*.
The link was to Ariana Shar’s Facebook ‘wall’ of pictures. (click on any of the images and scroll through – you don’t have to have an account or anything) I’m a sucker for starscapes and fantasy imagery, so I swiftly disappeared into the images, only to be recalled to this reality by the Widdercat chewing on my ear ‘cos she was hungry. With almost every image I could feel my brain ticking over; constructing scenes and dialogue and characters and … and … backstory … and … everything. I was in writerly bliss.
One of them also gave me a final image to connect the dots in the overall story arc for my serial. The first draft of episode 1 is now done, complete with the obligatory cliffhanger. I’m about to go back through it and insert a whole bunch of hints, clues, allusions and red herrings that I’ll run with in future episodes – or not! (messing with your mind)
Mrs Widdershins suggested I take a gander at ‘Twin Peaks’ just for the cliffhanger endings.
I remember all the brouhaha when it hit the TV airwaves in 1990 and thought the premise sounded very silly, but just as I did recently with my Quentin Tarentino movie-fest I reckon enough time has passed for me to be able to separate the show from the fuss.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
“ I’m always astonished by a forest. It makes me realise that the fantasy of nature is much larger than my own fantasy. I still have things to learn” – Günter Grass, German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor.