A lovely post from Sue about the many places inspiration can be found 🙂 Where do you go to find yours?
“I feel a blog post coming on…” The phrase has become a stock joke, particularly from my eldest son with whom I spend a goodly amount of my time. A thought will crop up in discussion and, waxing philosophical we will pursue it down the odd byways of the mind. Conversation, interaction with other minds… that has to be the best source of inspiration you can get, for me.The ideas and analogies thus born form a rich vein of inspiration every day.
In the beginning, though, there were long periods of procrastination, where I would sit in a caffeine fuelled stupor desperately seeking anything to take my mind off the lack of words on the screen. I became a dab hand at all forms of Solitaire and can lose myself in the online bookstores as readily as I can in their musty counterparts in another reality. These days if I…
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That’s a good one. I often find inspiration from other people’s stories – just one hint, one scene, one sentence where I think “I’d do this differently…” and off I go.
Oh really? That’s so interesting. I’ve never done that, I must say, but I often get inspiration from things I see just walking down the street 🙂
PS Finally, finally reading Seventh Son! Enjoying it so far 🙂
Oh good! I’m so glad you’re liking it (although you’re not obligated to, of course ;)).
Yes, I sometimes “fix” endings I don’t like – I’m a happy-ending junkie, don’t like it when it’s sad and people die. So I mentally rewrite the story to make it end happily ever after – and then it might morph into something entirely different.
Oh that’s really cool – upcycling of a sort, I think 🙂
Thanks for sharing, Helen 🙂
You’re very welcome, Sue 🙂