|I took this picture on Naxos - in Greece|
I’ve blogged about this before, but I thought it was time to revisit the topic. What inspires your writing? Where do you pull your ideas from?
I was thinking about that the other day and for me, the answer is travel. I’ve been really fortunate to have traveled a great deal in my life, and a number of the places I’ve been have really had an impact. There is something really exciting about finding yourself in a place where you don’t understand the culture, or the language. When I start itching to travel, it's usually that feeling that I'm looking for. The feeling of being awestruck, confused, and frightened in the same instant.
So, for the next few posts on my blog, I’d like to talk a bit about how travel has inspired me.
First up: RUINS.
Nothing quite invokes my imagination like standing in the middle of a ruined structure. What was it like a thousand, two thousand, four thousand, eight thousand … years ago? What did people do when they came here? Could historians have it all wrong? It’s that last question that really gets my mind working. It’s also where dozens of book-ideas come from for me.
Here are a few of the ruins I’ve seen, and here's where I issue you a challenge: Without using the internet, how many of these places can you identify? Or, can you at least name the country where they're found? (I'll put the locations beneath the pictures in a couple days). ETA: I noticed that hovering over the picture told the locations :/ so I decided to just put the locations down.
|e) Myanmar (Burma)|