To Love Somebody

Here’s my latest pick for my “video I love” series. A beautiful montage from several movies and TV shows.

If you can’t see the embedded video above, you can view it on YouTube.

Friends, Travelers, Runners, and More Story Inspiration Pics

Along with my character and setting inspiration pictures, I also collect images that spark new story ideas. The ones below have me coming up with all sorts of storylines.

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(c) Anna_Omelchenko / fotosearch Stock Photography

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(c) fotosearch Stock Photography

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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(c) vojtechvlk / fotosearch Stock Photography

It’s All About the Feels

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

When looking at a picture and thinking about that particular place in terms of setting, I like images that are striking, that evoke emotion or set a particular mood. When revealing where a scene is taking place, it’s often more powerful to do so through the character’s other senses, rather than merely running through a descriptive list of what is visually present.

For me, a picture often sparks ideas for how to describe those little sensory details, such as how a character can feel the slick brick sidewalk beneath his feet as he walks the city streets and tries to deal with the disaster his life has become, how she can hear the slow trickling of water that transfixes her as she nears the stream situated beside her childhood home, how he can feel the worn, smooth leather beneath his palms on the couch where he had his first kiss years earlier.

I like taking such sensory details and matching them to what the character is feeling and the mood of the scene. Visuals can go a long way in helping me discover those details.

Here are a few of my recent Setting Inspiration Finds:

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

Those Eyes, That Stare, and More Character Inspiration Photos

More of my character inspiration finds

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(c) konradbak / fotosearch.com Stock Photography

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(c) curaphotography / fotosearch.com Stock Photography

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(c) audioundwerbung / fotosearch.com Stock Photography

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

Setting Inspiration: From City Streets to Living Rooms

A few more of my recent setting finds. Not sure when or for what project I’ll use them, but they sure are great shots.

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain

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Photo License: CC0 Public Domain