What inspires you? Part 2 – outback flowers, New South Wales

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I took this photo on a remote cattle station in the pastoral country between Broken Hill and Wilcannia, far west New South Wales. The bright little flowers are such a stark contrast to the red dirt in this semi-arid part of Australia. It’s one of the reasons I’m so fascinated with Australia and using it as inspiration for my writing. It opens up so many possibilities for worldbuilding and unique settings in fantasy fiction – I feel so lucky that I’m in a position to explore it.

So, please share with me, what inspires you? If you write, where do you get ideas for your stories and settings?

What inspires you? Part 1 – a post on Providence, by an amazing friend

This has been ‘one of those weeks’, lots going on in life with a pretty depressing bombardment of bad news from the media on top. I even noticed the news page I follow started a ‘good news’ section, but I can’t quite decide if this is a good thing or not: one very small chunk of good news, which has been the same all week, while a whirlwind of atrocities continues around the world.

So when I saw my friend Jenny’s post this morning, I was so glad to read about kind people doing good things. My bad news fatigue lifted immediately. To read Jenny’s inspiring story, please click the link below.

I’ve been going to a brain injury support group since I realised I had a brain injury back in 2009. The group is basically just a bunch of friends who get together to chat over coffee. Not everyone who goes along has had something go awry with their brains. Some are carers, some have lost people to stroke, […]

via Providence — gbmsurvivor

 

Dreaming of summer, Kona, Hawaii

I was lucky enough to visit Hawaii several years back, and found it to be a really fantastic place with friendly, welcoming people. Honolulu was a little too urban for me, but the Big Island was perfect. One evening I stepped out of a supermarket in Kona to this view, and managed to take one shot before the setting sun disappeared altogether.DSCN2532.JPG