Every other Tuesday, we talk about the different tools available for writers to make life easier (theoretically 😉 ).
Today’s Tool: Ancient Origins
What it does:
I love websites that kick start my creativity, that inspire my muse, and spawn ideas. Writing inspiration is a big thing for me!
I ran across this website because someone retweeted an interesting article. And then I got lost down the rabbit hole!
Now, I don’t take everything on this site as gospel. The titles are a bit click-baity and the writing is definitely sensationalist in nature. However, the stories are interesting. I use it as a jumping-off point. I find cool history to delve into, fascinating stories of people and events, fun posts about weird tools and implements.
This isn’t just for historical writing though. If you’re writing fantasy, you can definitely get ideas for how to create your governing system, or events that you can model for your own civilizations. There are some nice articles about unexplained phenomena — these can be the basis of horror stories, fantasies, or mysteries. You can take an old mystery and either modernize it or set a detective story in that era. You could even have that mystery come to haunt us in modern times.
You can definitely find some great writing inspiration here 🙂
Check out some sample headlines from Ancient Origins:
She Met the Devil, Escaped a Dragon, and Survived Several Attempts on Her Life: The Remarkable Story of St. Margaret of Antioch
Tibet’s Valley of the Kings: What Hidden Treasures Lie Within This Imperial Tibetan Graveyard?
The Ancient Kingdom of Colchis: A Legendary Land of Plenty, Conflict, and the Golden Fleece
The Brutality and Delicacy of Samurai Armor: Superior Protection with a God-like Aesthetic
Can you find writing inspiration in those? I can see it without even having read the articles! (But I do want to read the articles 😉 )
Where to get it: Click the linky
Do you have a writing tool that you absolutely can’t live without? Drop a line to me down below and tell me about it!
Photos courtesy of Ancient Origins.