Sunday, March 29, 2009


That's the one thing a writer cannot live without. One way or another, all of our stories are influenced by something. It doesn't matter if we are inspired by a true event, another book, or even the way the clouds look in the sky. What matters is that we are inspired.

Today, I thought I would share a bit of inspiration for one of my stories with you. The story is Khaladin. The inspiration is the movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.

I was not inspired so much by storyline from Spirit as I was with just the horse himself. I saw more of how a horse reacts and moves. Naturally a unicorn would do the same. It helped me get a better visual both in my head and on paper.

Here's a video of Spirit. The song being played is a dance version of the song, The Last Unicorn. Fitting, since this movie inspired me and Khaladin is a unicorn.

Oh, watch the 1:34 mark. Spirit pretends he's a pegasus. I love it! :D


Book Report said...

I and my friends who are essay writers, just like me, usually talk about the inspiration to write. Others say, it's their loved ones, still others say - good experiences. But for me, my inspiration is my growing passion for writing ever since I was a child. It's the love that I have for the written words.

Madison said...

I know what you mean, Book Report. That love always drives us on! :D