This Week's YA Highway Road Trip Topic:
Share some images that inspire your WIP(s).
My images might count more as research than inspiration, but research inspires me too.
I wanted to write about a girl from a planet where the power of individual and group emotional states are acknowledged and used to improve the well-being of their society. And, since seeing is believing, it made total sense to make her an aura reader.
I've spent a lot of time reading about auras, looking at pictures and imagining what they look like. The above pictures come from descriptions of beliefs about auras and those who claim to see them. Below is an actual photo of what they call the Kirlian effect, believed to be the energy that comes off of objects.
We are, in our very atoms, made up of energy and space...even the scientists acknowledge that. Whether that energy spreads from us to others through our emotions has yet to be proven...but it certainly makes great fodder for fiction.
What about you? Do you believe in auras? Do images inspire you as you write?
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