The writing, ideas and thoughts of Fiona J Phillips
September Photo Inspiration
This month's photo inspiration is an old, old shot from my past, a late summer holiday taken before the older children in this image returned to school.
What are your eyes drawn to first? What do you find as you look around the image? What does the photo remind you of? How does it make you feel? Who do the feet in the corner belong to? Where does the bridge go to? Have they driven over the bridge or is that still to come? What does this inspire you to write?
I'm a very visual person. What I mean by this is that what I see affects me the greatest out of all my senses - colours, the way things move, the contrasts between light and darkness. All of these capture my attention. I'm a big kid for rainbows and flowers. It's therefore not a surprise that Pinterest appealed to me as soon as I came across it.
This summer, I'm taking up the challenge set by Christina Katz to set up colour boards on Pinterest, collections of images that excite and inspire me. Click on the images and have a look.
You can also find the board for my novel 'Haven Falling' on there too.
If you're a visual person like me, Pinterest can be a wonderful place to source inspiration for your writing.
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Need a new way to organise your year, diary and thoughts? A
bullet journal could be just the thing.
A couple of weeks into 2017, I came across a magazine
article about an organisational tool that I hadn’t heard of before – a bullet
journal. It sounded ideal so I turned to my best friend online,
Google to find out more.
Whoa! The internet was teeming with entries on bullet
journals – how to start one, how to organise one, where to buy one, and how to
make your bullet journal look adorably stylish. How had I not come across this
If you’re a bullet journal virgin like I was, then let me
explain. A bullet journal is an organisational tool that captures
your to-do-list, diary, thoughts and really anything else you need to capture,
in a written format, i.e. a notebook, not a computer file. How to Bullet Journal from bulletjournal.com
“A notebook?” I hear you say. “Isn’t that, well, old-fashioned
and time-consuming? I can keep all that information on my phone and computer.”
Maybe you …