Thursday, March 27, 2014

Inspiration, who has it and where can I get some?

The subject of today’s post is inspiration! Where can you get some? What can you do with it?

Well, first of all, if you write, you can find inspiration just about anywhere. The inspiration is always there, but it is usually the motivation that hampers our efforts. But I digress.

A few places to get you started would be:
1. The Internet. Heckfire, you can find a TON of great things to inspire you just by surfing. Find blogs to read, find news stories. They say that more and more people are hitting the web for their newspaper reading so get out there and join them!
2. How about television? I know there are a bunch of great stories that are on each week. I can turn the volume down and make up my own story just by watching their facial expressions.
3. Read! There are so many fabulous books out there with information about anything you will ever want to know. How about a book on sailing? Golf? Building a better birdhouse? Can you just see what your mind will do when you find new information to digest?

And so on. There is no limit to inspiration! I can find something to write about from listening to the birds chirping outside my front door. It depends on what your mood is, and what your plan is. I am sure chirping birds can have a place in a suspense thriller if they suddenly shut up, right?

Since I will be out enjoying spring, I am leaving you with a few pics I've snapped as I drove around town. Maybe these pictures will inspire you to write about a season like this.

Happy Thursday everyone!


Terry W. Ervin II said...

Most of my ideas/inspiration originate from taking two or more experiences (life/novel/nonfiction--TV or book/movie, etc.) and combining those two or more events for a unique or unusual idea or situation to form the nucleus of a potential writing project.

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Thank you for those gorgeous photos, Kim. I am craving spring flowers, but we just keep getting more snow. We are now officially living in the TUNDRA. LOL.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

OK, whew. That post was by Kim. I was going to say, if you have flowers like that in Rochester already, I'm moving right back to NY this week.

Just got ideas for two new mystery plots this week- one from a non-fiction book, one from a news item