Inspiration: Week of 6/17 – 6/23

Here are a few of the things that inspired me this week. In no particular order:

1. Injustice: Gods Among Us (comic books — I haven’t played the game.) What happens when everything that matters is taken away from you? How would you react? What does it take to finally break someone?

2. These panels from X-23 #12:


3. Smashing Pumpkins, Ava Adore:

4. This article, which Natalie shared over in her weekly LinkSpam post over at Radish Reviews: Uncovering Clues in Frida Kahlo’s Private Wardrobe.

5. This post, which I just read last night by fantasy author Myke Cole: There is No That.

6. Rock Your Plot, by author Cathy Yardley. I am learning a lot about how to plot more effectively. Well worth the $2.99 (ebook).

7. Summer in the D. I have a love/hate relationship with summer. I’d rather be wrapped up in a sweater with a hot cup of coffee than just flat-out sweating. But the hot, humid days of a Detroit summer do something to me. They’re sultry, and alive, and part of my DNA in a way I can’t even begin to understand. They feel like home.

8. The line:

“Maybe our relationship isn’t as crazy as it seems,

maybe that’s what happens when a tornado meets a volcano…”

from Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie.” That line? That’s what I have in my head when I’m writing scenes between Nain and Molly.

9. Making Comics by Scott McCloud. What does this have to do with writing fiction, you ask? Oh, baby. The things this book teaches you about framing a scene, about choosing your details and perspective — these things are majorly helpful when writing fiction. Especially serial fiction (I’ll have a post expanding on this later this week.)

10. Hole’s version of “Gold Dust Woman” was also on heavy rotation this week.

That’s this week’s inspiration! I have the next three episodes of HIDDEN ready to go, and I finished mapping out season two.  I am having so much fun with this series, and I have a new novel in the works, (in addition to my “day job” writing) so I am a writing machine lately. Thanks for reading!

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