March has descended upon the lands as spring follows quickly in its wake. Green is beginning to fight through the browns of our winter memories while gray skies have cleared to hues of peach and cloudless blue. The new life starts to emerge as blossoms yawn into the morning sun.
For some, it’s still bitterly cold with only the promise of warmer weather whispered in the breeze. For those of us down South, the pollen is busy laughing maniacally at its control over our ability to breeze properly through both nostrils and desire to itch our eyes to blindness. The weather has changed, and with it, a new month of thrills and chills, fun, and frivolity! This month, we’re focusing on the mental and using images from Kylli Sparre’s brilliant work that seems to denote one part dance, one part art, and two parts fantasy within us all.
As writers, we tend to be introverted more than most. In our minds, a constant churning machine of creativity working in all directions at once. Some of us appear aloof, others critically timid, but for us, all writing is a piece of us, a large one that almost becomes a living vessel attached to our very souls, one we’ve created from thin air and continue to feed.
Much like art in any other medium, we create. Some good, some flawed, but with the dotting of an “i” and the typing of a sentence, we are bringing things to life much like spring does for nature. This month, as we travel the world of writing and creating, take a moment to turn inward. What drives you? What makes you want to write? This month, it’s all about the mental, it’s all about you! The book reviews this month will also focus on our own mental issues, some devilishly delicious, others broke and destroyed, but all stemming from the power within us all. Welcome to Mental March, have a think and join the fun!
These posts will be about showcasing a random picture I find in the hopes of inspiring others to create ideas for their writing. Sometimes I provide the picture and randomly prattle on about something I find interesting, sometimes I do more than my fair share.
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 26th entry!-
Photo Credit- “Running with the fairies,” Kylli Sparre. October 8th, 2013.