Authors, What Inspires You? Where Do You Get Your Ideas?
Do you get these questions a lot? I do!
Here’s what I told them recently:
I’m inspired by what movies and TV shows out there that feature strong women and girls, especially in fantasy and science fiction. Where I get my ideas, well, I get there from all around, and mostly from my desires and dreams. More on that in a future post.
Just tonight I enjoyed watching Lucy and Susan Pevensie in the Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
…And, I just discovered the show Continuum on the SyFy channel.
Susan wields the bow and arrow with focus and precision, and Lucy has a dagger and her magic healing potion and courage.
Strong Women in Science Fiction
I just discovered the show Continuum on the SyFy channel.
Since I haven’t watched it yet, all I can say is that I’m intrigued. I love time travel and smart, savvy women.
SyFy [UK] Already broadcasting Season 1
SyFy [US] Premiering Season 1 Jan. 14th, 2013
If you’d like you can read more about what inspires me as a fiction writer on my author blog here.
Beth Barany is the award-winning YA fantasy author of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer. She writes to empower girls and women with her kick ass heroines who have to save the world against great odds.