It comes in all forms, and in different forms to different people. Me? It varies on the day and my mood mostly. However, it all stems from one root… “The Godfather”. The mafia kinda fascinates me and it all branches out from there. You can’t have bad guys without some good guys, or in some cases, good guys gone bad. The mob, the FBI, assassins, snipers, etc… It all comes full circle in my crazy little worlds of writing.
Good example… I have spent the good part of my day watching ”The Godfather” marathon. Why? Because I love it! I have watched parts one and two twice today, actually I am finishing part 2 for the second time right now as I type. Personally, as a big fan, I do not like part 3, but will sometimes watch it anyway. The acting in that one leaves a little to be desired. Francis Ford Copolla’s daughter is NOT an actress in my personal opinion. Also, as much as I love Andy Garcia, he is NOT a gangster! I can’t swallow it and it kills me. He’s Cuban for Pete’s sake… we’re right up there with Italians in the mob ring LOL. Anyway, they’re still my favorite gangster movies.
It’s because of these movies, and a few other movies and tv shows, that I love to write murder, mystery, mayhem and suspense. It gives me chills and makes me smile when a scene that has played out in my head sounds just as good on paper. It makes me feel good when my inspiration continues to run true in my writing and in my creative thinking.