Inspiration can hit in the strangest of moment!

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It doesn’t take much to get me inspired. A smile of a stranger, an odd shadow in the woods, a whispered word that was not meant for my ears…and I have absolutely zero control over when the inspiration will hit me. However, after the story has started to built in my head, there’s no going back.Vice versa. The ride only gets wilder! I’ll start researching about the things I’m writing about. Being like a bloodhound, I’ll search for anything that can help me to create an interesting, gripping story. Building a perfect setting, gearing up to write an impeccable tale with just enough realism in it to make my readers believe it could all be true…

Obviously I’m not the only one getting excited about the inspirational things. C.N. Lesley draws power to her stories through pictures (among other things), and she kindly agreed to share some of the pictures that helped her along her writing journey. C.N. the stage is yours!

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Thank you. Here are some pictures for Darkspire Reaches. Starting at the top.

Here is where I envisaged the aerie of Darkspire Reaches. Actually, this is my own photo, taken at 5 a.m in the morning in the foothills of Mount Robson, when the rising sun was melting off the mist from the peaks. If the picture looks familiar, then I use it for my banner. Anyhow, a place needs to be big and majestic to house the mighty Drakkens.

And here is the same mountain later in the morning from a slightly different angle. What a difference a few hours can make.

Of course there are spectacular waterfalls nearby. I happen to like a very clear idea of my settings in stories, and no, I didn’t get up especially early for the misty picture. I naturally wake early and went out for a walk in the hope of seeing some wildlife at dawn. No critters, but an awesome view.

Game! Name the geographical location of the picture within fifty miles. First three right get a free copy of Forever and a Day!


Jen x


About jenniferloiske

Jennifer Loiske lives in Finland in Naantali, which is a small sunny town on the southwest coast. She is a pre-school teacher by profession but she stayed at home when her youngest daughter suffered brain fever, which developed severe epilepsy in 2004. She is a workaholic Teen/Young Adult author, who loves dark fantasy, teen movies, chips and candies and warm sunny days. She’s also very keen on charity work and a big part of her royalties goes to the charity; mainly to help families with epileptic children but also to the epilepsy units in the hospitals. As a huge fan of dark novels Jennifer's bookshelf is full of books from L.J. Smith, Alyson Noel, Stephanie Meyer, Chloe Neill, Michelle Rowen, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Amanda Hocking and Lauren Kate. She’s also a huge fan of music from Evanescence, Linkin Park, Within Temptation, OneRepublic and Disturbed. But her hunger for music is endless and depend on what mood she’s in or what kind of book she’s working on. She can be pretty much an omnivore when it comes to music.
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2 Responses to Inspiration can hit in the strangest of moment!

  1. Pingback: Inspiration can hit in the strangest of moment! | cnlesley

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