Top 5 Images that Inspired #WizardKing
Ever wondered where I found inspiration for IN THE TOWER OF THE WIZARD KING? Today, I’m going to show you! This story found me, latched on to me and wouldn’t let go. I’m a fan of Pinterest so when I started writing this book, I created a board for inspiration.
One of the things that inspired me the most was pictures of gardens. I’m not sure why—gardens don’t play a huge role in the story but something about them captivated me. When I saw this image, I knew I had to include a hedge maze in the story somewhere!
One of the items featured heavily in the story is the Time Sphere. What is a Time Sphere you ask? It’s a magical—dangerous!—object that allows time travel to the past or the future. I was inspired by this photo to bring the Time Sphere to life in the story.
In one part of the story, the heroine, Aoife (EE-fa), discovers an old steamer trunk in the attic. When she opens it, there’s a portal to Faery inside. I imaged it would look something like this.
The Ivory Wood features heavily in the story too as the place where the Time Sphere can be found. I searched for specific images that made me think of Ivory Wood. When I stumbled across this photo, I knew it was perfect.
And, lastly, the title is In the Tower of the Wizard King, so naturally I needed a tower for inspiration. I love searching through stock photos. It’s a great procrastination tactic when the story is stalled. 😉 I used this as my inspiration for the Wizard King’s tower.
If you want to see more inspirational images for the book, check out my Pinterest board. I’ve also cast my characters. You can find that here. I hope you check it out!