What Inspires Your Writing?
This week I’ll be answering some of the questions you posted for me last week after THIS POST. If you didn’t get a chance to ask a question, feel free to head over and leave me a comment. As I answer the question, I’m going to highlight the reader who asked it just a bit. This will give you an opportunity to meet new bloggers, and who knows, maybe find new besties.
There are so many things that spark ideas for me. A lot of my story ideas come from crazy dreams that I have. In fact, the Draguman from Sendek hunted me down in a dream when I was nineteen. They were a bit more like the Egyptian god Anubis, but I wrote the dream down, sketched the creatures and filed it away. Years later I pulled it out and started building a story around them. It took on a life of its own, but you know how that goes.
I also love people watching. Sitting at the playground, in the mall, in restaurants, you name it. People do so many lovely, brilliant, and stupid things. For instance, I don’t drink but last week I watched people get totally sloshed on the cruise. It was the funniest thing I’ve ever watched. Now I can write about something I haven’t personally experienced with a little more realism.
Anytime I feel strong emotions I write down how it affects my body. Trying to find the words is hard, and I don’t think I’ve gotten it quite right, but it is a good exercise.
Music inspires me. I often wonder about the story behind the lyrics. What situation pulled that string of words from the writer? Sometimes entire stories grow from my wonderings.
Pictures, landscapes, etc. Here is a website that I like to visit and look at art. Cool Vibe
I like sci fi/ fantasy, but I’m sure you can find other places for pictures to match your preferred genre.