RTW: Images of Inspiration

YA Highway Roadtrip Wednesday: Today’s Question

What images inspire / represent your WIP or favorite book?

Oh, I just love this question! I often find myself scouring the Internet or DeviantART for inspiration and there are many images that speak to me, demanding a story.

My current WIP, As Dust or Breath, decided to set itself somewhere I’ve never actually been myself. Northwest New Mexico. So, I’ve been doing a fair amount of research, trawling through Google images, chatting to people who’ve been there, watching National Geographic specials on the region… and now that I’ve seen the pictures, it’s a place I’d really love to visit myself one day.

This is the most striking image I’ve found of Shiprock, close to where my fictional town is located:

I also tend to find people that best represent my characters. I’ll let the images speak for themselves. A picture really does speak a thousand words and I think these two works capture my characters perfectly.

Meet Kyle, my scarred protagonist from As Dust or Breath:

And meet Shira, my Navajo-Goth girl from As Dust or Breath:                                                                                                                                          

Do images inspire your writing?

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