I'm guessing that amongst the writers' blogs there will be a fair number of posts on inspiration :-)
So. I've just started a new YA writing project, and what I want is a fictional, fancy-pants, private boarding school set in a semi-secluded area an hour or two from where I live. So off I drove this weekend to see if I could find an actual empty spot where I might "build" my imaginary school. And I found it!
There's this beautiful spot amidst the rolling hills, with an expanse of water that I can "make" into a proper dam/lake for water sports, and forested areas for teenagers to get up to all sorts of mischief in... Perfect :-)
So now I have some photos and videos to inspire and make it all the more "real" for me while I write.
Do you have pictures stuck into your notebook or filed away in your computer's "inspiration folder"? Photos of actors that remind you of your characters perhaps? Or a random picture that inspired a certain scene?