If I was a Pinterest whiz, I’d create an Inspiration Board for you all to see. But, I’m not, so you’ll have to take my word for it. When I’m in writing mode ( or any creative mode at all, from cooking to storytelling) I seek inspiration in the world around me. For writing, I use almost any type of media to hunt for plot points, character names, historical details or simply to keep my motivation up. When I was writing Helen of Pasadena, I’d write all day and read books in my genre at night. When they muse failed to show up in the morning, I never felt guilty wtaching Sweet Home Alabama one more time because it was a step it the right direction. Plots points from Helen came from all sorts of sources, like newspapers and museum newsletters.
My motto was ( and is): You never know where you’re going to find inspiration.
What’s inspiring me this time?
TV: The Good Wife
Books: French Lessons by Ellen Sussman
Movies: I’m going to the new Zac Efron picture this weekend while my husband’s out of town
Music: Adele 21
Where do you find inspiration? How do you keep the creative fires simmering?
Let me know. Embracing my Chaos, Lian
Do the Work Wednesday #7: Tapping into your creative spirit