Thoughts and Inspiration for Creative Writers

-from Chrysalis Editorial


Posted on | November 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

NeuschwansteinThis castle is situated high atop a mountain in Bavaria (southern Germany). This is the land I come from. The Black Forest is the location of fairy tales, mostly dark if you think about them, i.e., Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty. (The Brothers Grimm are aptly named!)
But here is a thing of beauty, a castle embedded in most of our minds because we’ve seen it thousands of times…on travel posters, and even more so its replica in Disneyland. King Ludwig inhabited this castle. After taking some 10 years to have hundreds of artisans build it, this avowedly crazy royal disappeared having lived there for only a few months.

So…I guess I’m saying it serves you well to look beneath the surface of things, behind the façade of people and their relationships, the veneer of places, etc. Perhaps you might use this concept as a writing prompt. Who is your neighbor, really? What was that knife in his drawer actually used for? What is happening in the Oval office after hours? What happened to King Ludwig? He liked to hunt, he liked to roam off. Google him if you want further information, though an entirely made up story might give greater flight to your imagination…make up your own fairy tale…

Send me the first paragraph…maybe I can include it in the anthology: Confessions: Fact or Fiction?


One Response to “Inspiration”

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