Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where the contributors over at YA Highway post a weekly writing- or reading-related question. Then readers answer it on their own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This week's question: What images inspire/represent your WIP or favorite book?
For me, every story I've ever written has started with the characters. they've come to me in one form or another--an image, a thought, a look in their eyes--and then I knew I had to write a story about them. Here's a picture that inspired Vic, the MC in my current WIP (which I've recently started rewriting!):
|Visit Kennedy Noel's site here.|
This beautiful girl is Kennedy Noel, a friend and teenage musical artist. The hair, the makeup, the clothes, everything here except for the guitar pick earring just screams Vic. I love when I find something like this.
The next picture doesn't remind me of any particular scene or character, but I feel like it really captures the feeling you get (or I want my reader to get) at the beginning of the WIP. Vic is getting ready to finally come into herself, to define herself. I think this feeling is at the heart of most YA literature.
|This is from my honeymoon in Kauai.|
What pictures have inspired your WIP or represent your favorite book?