Inspiration After Walking Away — August 26, 2014

Inspiration After Walking Away

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’ve been on inspiration pinning sprees. Why would I do this if I’ve walked away from writing?

Because maybe someday I will come back to writing. And if I do, won’t it be nice to have a bunch of lovely images ready to pull me back into the story worlds I’ve currently left?
A very short post but one that was pestering me to be written.
Inspiration in the Everyday — September 6, 2011

Inspiration in the Everyday

Sometimes, I get jealous of people who have these amazing dreams that inspired their books.  Twilight famously began with a dream.  I see it all the time on Facebook and Twitter (or so it would seem).

Some people get sparked by a dream, some by a single question around a theme.  For me, inspiration can come from the most mundane of things.

Oracles Promise started off the meaning of a name.  The name became the MC’s but I crafted the entire world and story to revolve around the meaning of her name.

Lodestar started with the itch of an idea to write a paranormal story of some sort.  I researched paranormal beings and narrowed the list then a single idea hit me with regards to one of them and the entire crafted world sprang from there.

My current WiP was inspired by an element in a computer game I played the demo of.  Add in a dash of Dorian Grey and a liberal sprinkling of both Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, with a base of Tolkien-esque milieu fantasy and you’ve got my current WiP.

I never know where my inspiration will come from.  Right now I’ve got a dystopian setting brewing in my head (no idea where it came from as it’s not a genre I love but I’m willing to give it a go if I can read more in the genre) that came about from a combination of an argument with my brother over teacher salaries and things I’ve learned about No Child Left Behind.  I have an adventure novel that’s been stewing for ages that was actually sparked from a dream, but that’s unusual for me.

Most often my inspiration comes from the everyday around me.  Where do you get your inspiration from?  Do you know?  Have you thought about it?