Readers of Brandon Sanderson’s novel Elantris may find similarities between this mountain top lake and the peaceful waters found at the top of city of Elantris. Not only is this image a beautiful inspiration for anything from Scandinavian hiking trails to zombified gods -more akin to Sanderson’s novel- but looking into these icy waters may just be the thing to cleanse the mind as you work on your novel.

Check out Sanderson’s online lectures from his BYU class here and here as well as his books on goodreads. Sanderson is known for his Mistborn series as well as finishing the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. All are excellent reads for fantasy writers.