My writing is influenced by mythology, plants and ripping yarns. For me, one of the most positive uses of social media is as a source of paintings, photographs, illustrations that I may not have otherwise come across.
When I do happen across an image that inspires me, I save a copy. For creative writing, I use the writers’ software tool Scrivener (https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview). This allow me to display the picture alongside my text. Of course, a simple alternative is to have a ‘mood board’ on your wall, where you pin your pictures.
Below are a selection of my influences.
Authors influencing my writing:
H Rider Haggard
Gabriel García Márquez
Joyce Carol Oates
Favourite Books include
House of Leaves, Mark Z Danielewski
The Tin Drum, Günter Grass
Falling Angel, William Hjortsberg
The Odyssey, Homer
Perfume, Patrick Süskind
My Writing is Most Like: