Inspirations and Insights: A Seed to the Plot

Inspirations and Insights: A Seed to the Plot

I have always been a big fan of music. Ever since I was a kid, songs have been one of my major inspirations for my creativity. It doesn’t have to be the whole song that gives me an idea for a story, character, or event. It can be one lyric, one phrase, or one misheard lyric that can take my mind off in a new direction. I would like to share from time to time some of my inspirations that have sparked my imagination.

This week, I want to share with you one song that helped give me the plot to my current series, THE WHITE SHADOW SAGA.

In 1996, Robert Miles came out with an album called Dreamland. A couple songs from this album were fairly popular on the radio, commercials, and in movies. While “Children” and “Fable” were great songs, the song that I found the most inspiration in was called “One and One”. In this song, there is a lyric that says, “One moon. One star.”

Before I heard this song, I had drawn elves that wore tunics depicting one eight-sided star and two moons. So once I heard that song, my mind instantly went to having one of the moons that I drew disappear. Not from the clothing….but from the actual sky. And so the premise for THE WHITE SHADOW SAGA was born. Here is a link to the song on Youtube. If you like that 90s techno/electronica music, I really think you should check out Robert Miles online or iTunes, etc. Great music.

One and One by Robert Miles

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