The back story I created for my first novel, Arbor Day. I found it so interesting I decided it'd make an interesting book on it's own. I won't consider them a series, though, they will be very different stories that happen to connect.
Arbor Day was inspired by the old Twin Arrows roadside stop in Arizona.
The Diamond (my second) was inspired by watching baseball on TV
I had a dream that will be the entire end scene of my fourth book. It was that detailed and emotional.
Plan B will be a sequel to Arbor Day, but again, a completely separate standalone story.
Relative Age will be my own take on time travel, focusing on the mechanics and how it ends up actually working, rather then the usual paradox that ensues.
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kyleesnyder I apologize to you to cut your speech
What inspired you to write your latest story?
Some authors here attacking me because I do not write like them
So I decided to write a novel of the kind that they write
and written already and I finished it
From here Who read it said that I am a writer from a special type
Currently all my interest Now to bring my Novel out in a good template
My message to those who are attacking me
Do not look for others that they look less from you in the matter , maybe they are better than you in The thing you called your self good at ...
Edited by: Haytham Al fiqi on Jan 5, 2015 8:26 PM
It's not my latest story, but rather my first: The Ring of Allaire was directly inspired by winter. Snow, ice & cold that never seem to end--and may not end, if O\one inept wizard's apprentice fails like the hundreds who went before him...
Luckily, Tristan is teamed up with a cat, also based on an actual cat who died in a winter far too long ago.
Latest story you say... I get my writing highs during treacherous climbs and hikes...But the first few were all written during my grieving for the loss of my adult son (01/07/2013). I guess the catalyst is when one is truly soul searching and observing life! Dee Tezelli, Seattle. PS. I just made my story titled "My Third Life On Kepler" free Jan.07-11, in memory of my son.
My last release was: Crescent Moon over Flatiron. That is a true brutal climb!
Ok so my LATEST book was inspired by book 4. My inspiration for writing in general (book one of series) came in April of 2012 about a month or so after I slipped and broke my ankle. While most of my life I had thought maybe it'd be fun to write a book some day, I have never really "wanted to." Then I found myself in an immobility boot and on my butt a lot of the time, so sat down and began writing. I'm hooked now. It's a passion.
My current WIP was inspired by a little fantasy that runs thru my mind from time to time...
I wanted to see if I could actually write a story. In college I wrote essay after essay and decided to write a story. After ten years it is finally done ha ha.
I just got the printed version from Createspace and they are pretty nice.
I was intrigued over the fact that our government can commit crimes against its citizens and never be held legally accountable. To my mind, that provided a setting waiting for a story and that story was one I could write. So I wrote it.
There was an old, eccentric-looking house going up for sale in a nearby town and some friends and I were joking around about buying it and turning it into a B&B. But the problem was that we were actually all pretty much hermits who didn't like interacting with strangers. So we decided that if we DID buy it we would only rent out rooms to musicians, artists, and the undead ha ha. And thus, the idea for The Opposite of Living was born
My upcoming release "Kunokeph" is the result of a picture of a stained glass window from a church in Eastern Europe. I was doing a search for images of werewolves years ago and up popped this picture that showed Saint Christopher with the head of a wolf or dog.
The image stuck with me and I began digging into the Coptic version of the story of Saint Christopher and it piqued my interest to the point that my "what if" trigger was tripped and a story began to take shape.
It eventually became my second screenplay and I'm adapting that as my first wide appeal novel release.
Mine was a strange experience. I never put two words of fiction together since school many years ago. One day I was sitting, minding my own business, then this entire novel appeared in my head, out of the blue, just like that. I went to the computer and pounded keys for seven days straight and completed a 118,000 word novel. It was like taking dictation. I didn't have to think of anything, just typed the words. I then sent it to a professional developmental editor (who charged through the nose), who made some very positive comments, she said the story was a sweeping drama, the plot very unique, that it was very readable, the wording elegant and deceptively simple, and was charmed by the protagonist from the beginning, and only had a few suggestions. So, I published it here. NO SALE! Long story just to say: I had no inspiration! It just showed up one day!
I understand what you mean about climbing and Inspiration. I was already a climber when my first wife left in 1988 and took my son with her. I was living in Verona, Italy and started doing climbs in the Dolomnites which were really a touch beyond my abilities. I even did some alone. Looking back, I needed the challenge and danger in order to take me out of myself and to regain some confidence in life and in myself. It worked. I am still here and still climbing but I also learned that climbing difficult pitches helped my writing enormously. Difficult to describe but it was as if I could Bypass the conscious mind and tap into what was going on underneath.
NB 27 years later, I have a good relationship with my son and I am thankful I am here to enjoy it.