January 30, 2012

in good company

"The Lion all began with a picture of a Faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. This picture had been in my mind since I was about sixteen. Then one day, when I was about forty, I said to myself: 'Let's try to make a story about it." - C. S. Lewis

i love it.

what did your story begin with? mine was a story for my kids.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And all of Narnia sprang from that one picture.
If I had to select an inspiration picture it would be Frank Frazetta's first painting for the series Battlestar Galactica. My idea for CassaStar came from that image.

Wendy said...

That's a great quote. There was another one I saw that was similar, by Stephen King. I was completely fascinated by this whole story coming from one little sliver of image. (Not as impressive as a whole Narnia series, but still.)

I found a link for you in case you want to read it: