Pictures inspire me, get me into the mindset of my character, and set the scene.
Before I write I find the photo I want, study it for a few minutes, and then rip into my latest WIP.
Here is one of the pictures I used as inspiration for my male lead character; Jake, the gruff yet honorable trail guide…
Here is one of the many photos I used when I write from the POV of my female lead, Kate; the headstrong yet naive woman traveling along the Oregon Trail with Jake.
How about you? Do you use photos, music, or other props as inspiration for writing inspiration?