Today I thought I would share with you what the inspiration is behind the book that I am currently writing. Like any good writer I am not going to share the full story with you guys since I don’t want anyone stealing my ideas. However, I would like to mention that it is a period drama piece which is a tragedy and is fresh and exciting blooming with colour on every page.
I first got involved in writing when I decided to take Creative Writing for an A Level at Post 16 college. It ignited a passion and a talent in me that I didn’t know I had. It took for my teachers and fellow peers to read my work for me to understand that I actually did have it in me to become a writer and this is why I decided to eventually do the degree of Screenwriting for Film & Television for Bournemouth University now.
I have always been interested in period dramas, especially those brought alive on screen such as Agatha Christie pieces and Downton Abbey. I wanted to set my piece in another era to have a go at doing this myself. I have chosen the early 1900s since this is a time that I greatly admire and it was before all the pain of the war commenced which I enjoy writing about. Almost like an easier time other than the America Depression.
Colourful films have appealed to me ever since I was a little girl and I watched things such as The Wizard Of Oz. Although films are not what I have planned for this book as of yet (although I have the knowledge to lay it out myself), films have had a great impact on the way I write and have made me a very visual person.
I like to write every page as if I am watching it on a screen and I like to describe in minute detail everything that I can see in the scene. This makes me more at one with my work and I enjoy writing it more.
Tragedies appeal to me more than happy stories because in the least depressing way possible, I have experienced more of these than not and therefore know more about the relatable pain of them and this is something I like to share in my work.
I would love to know where the inspiration for your current works is coming from! Let me know in the comments!