I’m a firm believer in immersing yourself in other people’s work in order to help get the creative juices flowing. One of my favorite things to do is go onto different picture sites, and just see what people post.
Everything from everyday life, to fantastical masterpieces of art, they all can be good fuel for writing and creating your worlds.
Seeing how different creatures jump from the page, powerful creations that almost make you believe they could be real.
The same with movies, television, and books.
An emotional scene from a movie or television can help you deal with a similar situation in your writing.
The way a character attacks a given situation can give you insight into your own characters.
As creators, I believe we have to absorb as much as we create. We have to pay constant attention to the world around us, while channeling what we see with our vision onto the page.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, ‘the eyes are the window of the soul’. Well, I believe they’re projectors as well. Until our eyes light upon said object, and we project our observations onto it, the item may not truly be there. Maybe we’re all just cats in Schrodinger’s box.