Finding Inspiration and Suspense in Nature


  1. W. J. Howard
    W. J. Howard January 30, 2014 at 7:16 am .

    I find great inspiration taking the beagles for a walk every day on the same trails. It’s such a great way to take a few deep breaths and clear the mind. They can sniff at the same spot for what feels like forever, mapping out the history of all the visitors to the area. They’ve taught me that the bush may look the same, but the story is always different if only you take the time to see it.

  2. Patricia Stoltey
    Patricia Stoltey January 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm .

    Nature can be a fierce opponent for a novel’s protagonist. Nevada Barr’s Anna Pigeon mystery series is the best example I can think of. There’s so much beauty out there….and so much danger. Thanks for the post, Kim. It’s a good reminder that there’s lots more to writerly observation than people-watching.

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