So the mantra is: you must read in order to write.
But I would urge you to watch and listen as well – take in the stimulus from around you, from around this rich and diverse world of ours.
Indulge in the following inspirations from the comfort of your home. Let your mind go and it will return to you more creative and stimulated than ever. Who knows what you’ll write in the wake of the following suggestions?
Watch and listen – Rock clips
Grace Jones – Slave to the Rhythm
Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
Don Henley – Sons of Summer
Robert Plant – Big Log
Kate Bush – all
Police – Wrapped Around Your Finger
Chris Rea – On the Beach
Tears for Fears – Everybody wants to rule the world
George Michael – all the clips without him in them
Duran Duran – Rio – any clip for any song from the album
Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Guns n’ Roses – November Rain
Queen – Radio Gaga, I Want to Break Free, Bohemian Rhapsody
Watch as many of these films as you can – at least once if not more to really get the fun, the nuances and the point!
Howl’s Moving Castle
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
David Lynch movies
Quentin Tarantino movies
Tim Burton movies
Terry Gilliam movies
Black and white movies
Different genre movies to what you would normally watch, eg Sci Fi, Animae, Family, etc
European and World movies that offer the world differently – in different colours, different sensibilities, different topics and approaches – different ways of ‘seeing’ and ‘being’: an alternative humanity to that offered by Hollywood films.
Herein you will find more open ended stories, no answers or neatly tied boxes, more questions than answers, more for you to consider and take with you.
Reach out, embrace the visual richness of our created world, let others imaginations fire your imagination! (Images courtesy Google Images)
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