Visual prompts work for me. As a graphic artist, what I see is directly influential to my wordy author side and both of those impact my musician side. My brain automatically wants to know 'who, what, where, why, and how' and a story is born.
Here are three that I find very beautiful, striking, and inspiring. Enjoy.
|source: by FictionChick http://www.deviantart.com/art/Twilight-Magic-319726969|
|by Luis Royo|