Thursday, April 22, 2010
Where do you find inspiration?
I often wonder where other writers find inspiration. I have heard it said that inspiration can strike from anywhere. I especially like this thought at income tax time because it means I can deduct the cost of my cable, magazine subscriptions, and books. One writer told me a television commercial sparked an idea that she developed into a book. Other writers have told me they find travel very inspirational. I am thinking that I might need to do more traveling to see if this might be a good source of ideas. I think I would find many Muses living in Scotland and Ireland. And since I really want to visit Key West, Florida, I am also willing to bet that there is a colony of Muses there. All that tropical air has to be inspirational.
Pantster and I have had manuscript ideas sparked from many sources. Our first manuscript grew from an imaginary journal she started keeping as a lark. Pantster and I got the idea for our first contemporary from a story I told her after a trip (see travel really is inspiring) about a couple we knew who broke up because they “had different opinions of the definition of relationship.”
So what has inspired your creative spark?