Inspiration Through Photography

The Eclectic Zaftig Chick

Unknown IslandsEver wonder where authors get their inspiration? It could be the simplest things, like a car ride or just observing life around you. One way I do this is through photography.

On my recent trip overseas, I happened to be on the balcony of my stateroom reading when I saw an outcropping of rocky isles. I grabbed my camera and took a series of shots. The spark happened right there.

You see, I’m working on a historical romantic pirate story. What this shot did for me is give the pirates a good place to hide out. I can’t recall exactly where this was taken but it was along the The North Channel–Irish Sea–Saint Georges Channel area. Perfect.

So take a look at it and imagine a ship anchored along those rocky isles and hidden deep within is a tavern catering to pirates aiding their heavily taxed kinsman. This haven gives them…

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