Monday, November 16, 2015
H. P. Lovecraft on Inspiration
What Lovecraft defined as horror, today is defined as dark fantasy. The violence in Lovecraft was more subdued and took place either off stage or, more effectively, in the reader's imagination that made the mental picture far more terrifying. His quest was for atmosphere and using words as tools to impact the imagination with a mixture of dread and fascination.
Personally, my best ideas come from wandering tiny odd streets, strolling through first-growth forests, exploring eccentric little bookstores, or walking through an old country lane under a darkening slate-gray sky.