These are some things that inspire my writing.
|Reading and writing are inextricably linked for me|
New books are always being written, thankfully. I am constantly amazed and gratified about how many books there are available in the English language. I feel happiest when I have at least 3 or 4 books in my queue that I am really excited about reading.
Sometimes reading a really great book will inspire my writing intensely.
Different locations are always inspiring. I love travel, and I love to put my characters into new situations and new landscapes. It's always interesting when they come across something they've never experienced. What will they do? They don't know, and neither do I most of the time!
|From the oceans off the west coast of the U.S.A....|
|...to the red southwestern deserts...|
|...to the verdancy of the east...|
|...to the grandeur of old European cities, it's all inspiration for me.|
After a childhood and early adulthood of no travel, over the last several years I have been lucky enough to have traveled quite a bit. Whenever I do, I keep a part of my mind aware and open for inspiration. It could be anything, from a building with interesting architecture, to someone with an interesting personality, to a grand landscape. Anything is fodder for me.
Fellow Book Lovers
|Fellow book lovers unite!|
Every time I can talk with someone about books (either virtually or in person) I feel great inspiration. There's nothing like finding a fellow book lover whose life is informed and enriched by fiction.
For me, inspiration can be found anywhere. These are three of my favorites. I'd love to hear about yours.