To help me try and think of ideas to start my Narrative Project off, I decided to write down a list of everything that I find inspirational. I felt that this was a good way to start this project as I was feeling really confused and stuck on where I should begin to start.  This list includes things from idols such as Sir Ranulph Fiennes (A British explorer) to books such as Private Peaceful.
By doing this, I hope to gain some confidence in knowing where to start for getting ideas.

My Inspirations

  • Sense of Adventure
  • Memory
  • History – World War I & II, 1940’s
  • The Body
  • Family and Friends – Mum, Brother, Stepfather, Sara, Kierran
  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes
  • Captain Robert Falcon Scott
  • Ernest Shackleton
  • Monty Halls
  • Tattoos
  • Rockabilly
  • Armed Forces
  • Fairytales / Fantasy
  • Marilyn Monroe.

Artists andPhotographers

  • Andy Warhol
  • David Bailey
  • Elsie Wright & Frances Griffiths
  • Chris Duffy
  • Charley Macksey
  • Ansel Adams
  • Tim Walker
  • Annie Leibovitz
  • Nan Goldin
  • Robert Mapplethorpe
  • Eve Arnold
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • Jo Spence


  • Dave McPherson
  • Martin Harley / Band
  • Acoustic & Classical Guitar
  • Dave Grohl /Foo Fighters
  • Military Marching Songs
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • Mumford & Sons


  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
  • Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo
  • Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
  • Brothers Grimm Fairytales
  • The Secret Garden – Frances. H. Burnett
  • PS. I Love You – Cecilia Ahern
  • Wizard’s First Rule – Terry Goodkind
  • A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin.

Film & TV

  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Glenn Miller Story
  • Singin’ In The Rain
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • A Game of Thrones
  • ‘Allo ‘Allo
  • Snatch
  • Cast Away
  • Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal,Red Dragon, Hannibal Rising)
  • Marvel / DC films
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Open All Hours
  • Immortals
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary
  • Lock, Stock & Two Smokin’ Barrells
  • Schindler’s List
  • Downton Abbey
  • Doctor Who.

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