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One of my favorite things about reading is that I get to use my imagination to see the characters, places, and events that happen in a story. One of the main things to help me decide if I am interested in reading a story is if I can visualize some part of it. Perhaps it is set in a place I’ve always loved, or I am curious to visit? Perhaps the main character has curly hair, like me, so I already feel a connection,… you get the idea.

As a writer, using pinterest helps me to compile pics of different people, places, things, and animals which I then combine to create the characters, scenes, and props in the story. Plus, before I started using Scrivener, it was a very fast way to go back and double-check if the horse is supposed to white, roan, or dapple 75 pages later! Now that I am using Scrivener, I simply pull the best from pinterest into my chapters.

So without further ado – welcome to the pinterest page for King.

I have boards like;

  • Music to inspire – featuring music from that time played with traditional instruments, nice to listen to while writing or reading
  • Characters – a collection of pics used to create each character
  • Connection to Now – there are many connections between ancient Babylon and now (Bagdad, ISIS, current events etc,..)
  • Neighborhood Finds – Scenes from around the palace, Ishtar Gate, Hanging Gardens etc,..
  • My Style – snippets of accessories and fashion for different characters
  • Favorite Places and Spaces – pics combined to create fictional locations in the book
  • Everyday Things – collection of artifacts that would have been used during the story
  • Books to read – other great books that inspire my writing

Explore, enjoy and happy pinning 😉

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The sounds of Babylon circa 585 B.C.

I am always on the hunt for anything to help me get in the ‘zone’ while writing and music is one of the most special to me.  Anything I can do to experience the sights, scents, and sounds only helps me submerge deeper into the story which hopefully leads to a more authentic experience for the reader.

  • I can easily imagine the King and Daniel listening to this. I’d love to know what you think? 

Special thanks to Laith for getting me hip to ‘duduk’ and ‘ney’.  (Yea, I didn’t know what they were either, they are Middle Eastern Instruments, BTW).

In case you want to check out another which highlights more instruments here is the aptly named ‘Caucasian Dance’ by the same group.  I hear this as some feasting dance music for the King and his court,

Please let me know if you have more – I always need more music!

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