I have noticed that so many things cause me to want to write. Reading a good book. A bad book. Sitting outside. Watching my kids. Smells. Tastes. Sensations. All of these are expected. What came unexpected to me was the affect movies have on my writing. In some ways they equal books, as far as inspiration.
Recently, my household watched Nim’s Island. Silly movie, that we all loved. Even the three year old! (of course the kids all thought Indiana Jones was in it!)
It got my head spinning with the need to write (hence the post the need to write). I began to pay attention to how much movies influence me. Whenever I am in a creative stump, I watch Penelope. This movie gets my imagination soaring!
I also realized that the novel I am currently writing I compare to two movies: Becoming Jane, and Atonement (the book is next in line for me). I do not compare it to any novels. I was surprised to realize this!
Do movies influence the way you write? If so, which ones?