So the subject of this week's articles is photographs or imagines that inspire. Neat. I've seen a few in my time. couldn't tell you where or when, but I've seen them.
My mind doesn't work that way. I can remember exactly one time where a news article directly influenced a story I wrote. One late night while watching the 100 PM news, I heard a story about two young boys who climbed over a fence to go swimming without any supervision and then managed to drown in the neighbor's pool. It was a tragedy and a misery and I promptly had an idea explode into my head, gave my wife a goodnight kiss and spent three hours writing the story of paternal twin brothers who were psychically clinched. All would have been well, but one of them was a serial killer in the making and the story was told from the other brother's perspective. I called the story "Burden Of Guilt" and read the rough draft the next day at convention. It earned me high praise indeed when Jack Ketchum, an author known for the brutality of his stories called me a "sick F*ck." I was honored.
That is as close as I, personally come to being directly influenced by any one source. One single image? Not yet. Not a once.
neat notion, though.
Speaking of images, here's the cover to an anthology I've been invited into.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Pass the Inspiration, Please.
Posted by James A. Moore
I write fiction, a little of everything and a lot of horror. I've written novels, comic books, roleplaying game supplements, short stories, novellas and oodles of essays on whatever strikes my fancy. That might change depending on my mood and the publishing industry. Things are getting stranger and stranger in the wonderful world of publishing and that means I get to have fun sorting through the chaos (with all the other writer-types). I have a website. This isn't it. This is where you can likely expect me to talk about upcoming projects and occasionally expect a rant or two. Not too many rants. Those take a lot of energy. In addition to writing I work as a barista, because I still haven't decided to quit my day job. Opinions are always welcome.