Music and art are both massive inspirations to me. Certain songs or even sounds will trigger some response in the cataclysm that is my brain and it eventually comes out in words. The same can be said for art, particularly incredibly moving photography. Bouncing through the internet this afternoon, I came across an amazing artist/photographer, Andy Taylor Smith. Several of his pictures had me in awe; I looked at them for several minutes, blown away and trying to imagine what these places might feel like, what sort of things might happen in these altered worlds.
This actually reminds me of a creative writing exercise I was once assigned in high school. If you get bored, sit and stare and just write. A song, a poem, it doesn’t matter. Words are words and the only thing that is important is that you be creative with them. Maybe all of this is stemming from the fact that I started the new King novel Duma Key two nights ago and it got me thinking of art. Either way…I think the middle one is my favorite.