Road Trip Wednesday: Inspiration

YA HighwayRoad Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway posts a weekly writing- or reading-related question.

This week’s question: What are some non-writing blogs, Tumblrs, Twitters, Pinterests, Instagrams, etc., that you follow and get inspired by?

I don’t follow any non-writing-related blogs, but everyone I follow on social media inspires me in some way — but, considering I follow 317 blogs on Tumblr and 117 people on Twitter, it’s hard to pin down many specific places of inspiration.

As far as Pinterest go, as it’s newer on my list of social media outlets I found it easier to pinpoint the truly inspiring pinners: Fellow writers Holly Black, Dawn Kurtagich, and Lisa Mantchev should all be given a visit.

Check out the lists below (categorized, because that’s how I roll) for more. Not that I imagine very many write about post-apocalyptic circuses or abandoned hospitals filled with terror, but just in case.


Ask The Circus – Full of art, photographs, and videos related to the circus.
#lucent dossier – One of my tracked tags on Tumblr ~ the brilliant Lucent Dossier.
The Grand Vizier – Pinterest user with a definite circus theme.


Horror – A board of scary things.
Horror Movie Freak – An amazing Tumblr of horror movie goodness.
monsters irl – Probably one of the hugest Pinterest boards on horror out there.
Pumpkinrot – Unique and creepy Hallowe’en decorations from an amazing artist.
Skulls & Bones – Art and miscellany devoted to skeletons.

Post-Apocalyptic | Urban Decay

abandoned – One of the first Pinterest boards I ever followed.
Kingston Lounge – Stunning photographs of abandoned places.
#urban exploration – One of my tracked tags on Tumblr.