As for my inspiration comes from my visual surrounding. Nature plays a huge part. I live across the street from one of the loveliest parks in the county. Much of my first novel had been inspired by its beauty. Here's the visual inspiration for The Willows.... the world I created for my novel AMBER AND THE WHISPERING WILLOWS.
Yes, this awesome scene is smack in the middle of urban Chicago..... How could you not be inspired?
Have a wonderful monday everyone.