5 Fantastical European Locations

  Sometimes when you’re dreaming up locations for your writings or just have a case of writers block looking at real world locations can give you much needed inspiration.  To that end I’ve found five places in Europe that have an almost fantastical appearance.  All of these are real places that anyone can visit but…

Inspiration Monday #12 – Skies of Fire

By Alexander Ballard Published December 30, 2013 Last Monday of year and I’ve managed 12 inspiration Mondays, which isn’t great I really need to do at least 26 in 2014.   On well another year ahead to try my best in.   Today I was playing around with Photoshop and manipulated the colours for an old photo…

Inspiration Monday #11 – Escape from Paradise

By Alexander Ballard Published December 23, 2013 Black smoke stretched like a finger into the sky.  Crimson flames danced high along the mountainside visible for miles in the afternoon sun.  It would be hours before the fires finally burned themselves out. By then everything would be reduced to ash. All evidence gone and no trace…

Inspiration Monday #10 – Nanowrimo

By Alexander Ballard Published November 11, 2013 Well its November which means its  National Novel Writing Month.  Its something I’ve thought of doing and I made a start on it at the beginning of the month but I’ve already fallen behind and doubt I’ll finish it this month as I have other things on the go at…

Inspiration Monday #9 – The journey

By Alexander Ballard Published July 23, 2013 I haven’t posted in far too long in part because my new job consists of long boring days and I just want relax for the hour or two I have at home before I have to call it a night. Let that be lesson when your working day…

Inspiration Monday #8 – Veil part 2

By Alexander Ballard Published May 27, 2013 Well I thought I would continue with a second episode of veil instead of starting something new this week to change things up a bit. Episode 2 EXT STREET NEAR ALLEY NATASHA is holding her shoes in one hand and box of chicken and chips in the other.…

Inspiration Monday #7 – Veil

By Alexander Ballard Published May 20, 2013 I’ve seen a few different web series over the years but they all seemed to be comedy shows of varying quality most not so good. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen any that are thrillers or dramas. Do they exist and I’ve never found them or is…