Around the war memorial are roses. They form a thicket. So overgrown that they suffocate the grass. Their blooms are white, rolled tight like paper. They rustle. Dawn is breaking. Soon it will be day. Every morning, as he cycles... Continue Reading →
Under the Harvest Moon, When the soft silver Drips shimmering Over the garden nights, Death, the gray mocker, Comes and whispers to you As a beautiful friend Who remembers. - Carl Sandburg
But the rain is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh upon the glass... and listen for a reply. -Edna St. Vincent Millay
Blur the distinction between personal identity and work and you might come up with something similar to the painting here. Maybe a character of yours might identify with this woman's struggle to find herself in an industrialized world. image:... Continue Reading →
A touch of Atticus Finch mingled with an air of misplaced self importance, this portrait creates an uneasy caricature of a pompous man. Reminiscent of Downton Abbey's Mr. Molesley, I can't believe that this man's practiced scarf arrangement and daintily... Continue Reading →
I can just imagine a grand kingdom slowly sinking into ruin, just as their castles sink into the sea. Imagine your character's castles in the sky. How might they look if they were honestly portrayed in your writing? I imagine... Continue Reading →
I can't quite decide whether this library more closely resembles a cathedral or parliament. Throw your characters into the midst of this room and they will feel awed to be sure. But who they are on the inside will determine whether... Continue Reading →
Whether you need an accurate reference for your historical novel, or inspiration for a fantasy realm, use this chart to add some bling to your writing.