First off, I apologize for missing a week. I moved into our first “our” home and celebrated Thanksgiving between two counties with family while running around crazy. It was a good feeling, a blessing, a much-needed adventure that unfolded into being able to blog and write on a more timely schedule. No need for applause, I did enough for both of us!
Anywho, today we are going to discuss steps. A cornerstone of life, a common scene in movies, a pivotal human experience. Steps have always been used to define us, shape us, progressively steer us someplace, somewhere. We are judged on the steps we take, we are always taking steps towards the better, sometimes to the worst, but it’s all about direction, movement, progression regardless if good or bad as both shape a person in many ways and help define that person’s personality and ability to interact with the world.
Metamorphically, we often see steps as links to intent within our writing journies or clues to the direction of future involvement or interaction. Examples include a young woman descending a staircase dressed to the nines representing a blossoming into adulthood or showcasing a regal appearance. A killer ascending a staircase in a movie or book shows entrapment or sense of building doom for the people at the top. A couple of examples that clearly demonstrate this idealism relating to steps and the human progression can be seen in two movies, Stanley Kubrick’s work on, “The Shining,” by Stephen King and James Cameron’s direction on the movie, “Titanic”. Both show various scenes related to stairs, both offer up a psychology evaluation for study based on the way they are presented. Don’t believe me, watch both. 😉
So, in ending steps are used in numerous ways in book and movies, and are there as ways to determine our progression through life. When a staircase leads to nothing, it offers up a world of mystery, a chance to vividly create a scene in our minds. It can lead to anything, be from anywhere, previously been attached to something good, something bad. Case in point, the picture below–makes you think, makes you visualize.
These posts will be about showcasing a random picture I find in the hopes of inspiring others to create ideas for their writing. I have found that generating a quick 1-3 sentence scenario, a blurb, a scene, or a full novel concept based on a random picture has worked wonders in opening up the floodgates to new ideas and enjoyment in the world of fiction. It is my hope that others will find these images and possibly be inspired to jump into the wild world of writing and become the author they always wanted to be.
Without further ado, our 12th entry!-
Photo Credit- Random Travel Blog: Random Traveller Nov. 7th, 2010
Feel creative, inspired, or peacefully oblivious? Let us know below with a comment or a like. Remeber every step is a direction, regardless, just make sure you’re at least taking one, or two, or many if you happen to be chased by zombies or angry beavers.