Wednesday, 10 April 2013

A-Z Of Writing - I

 
 
Inspiration is everywhere - whether you're looking for characters or storylines or even the motivation to write your book.
 
Magazines, newspapers, the news and good old fashioned ear-wigging are great sources for inspiration but what happens when you have the ideas but no motivation? I love reading the acknowledgements in books and some of them are fantastic for inspiring the writer inside me. I also find success stories spur me on as well as author interviews and writers' blogs and tweets.
 
What inspires you to write?
 

 
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16 comments:

  1. This was nearly my 'I', then when I sat and thought about it, I have absolutely no idea what inspires me...strange huh!
    I think something just pops into my mind? I do often use music for character inspiration. I think what bands, songs etc...they would like then build their personality.

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    1. Music can be great inspiration - and I'll use any excuse to listen it.

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  2. My characters, mainly. Although the better word for it would be "compelled".

    ;-)

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    1. Compelled is sometimes a better word. Inspiration suggests you have some choice in the matter :-P

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  3. Hey look, Post-it Notes! :D
    <3
    I'm with Marsha, I don't have one particular thing that inspires me! It's whatever pops into my head. :)
    Jai

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    1. I do like a post-it note. There are no cool doodles on mine though.

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  4. Sometimes it's a comment I overhear or a question someone asks that triggers a story idea. Sometimes it's just my mind wandering while I work.

    When it comes to being inspired to write, it's usually because I should be doing something else. Nothing like procrastinating on one thing to really make you want to do another. :)

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    1. Mulling over ideas is a great excuse to put off boring stuff like housework. This is the kind of procrastination I enjoy.

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  5. Some ideas just seem to come out of nowhere. In terms of actually getting down to write it, I want to see how the story turns out!

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    1. Lightbulb moments for stories are great.

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  6. A agree! They are everywhere. You just have to train your imagination to run wild!!

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    1. I have no problem with my imagination running wild - it loves nothing more than dragging me away from the real world for a good old daydream.

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  7. ear-wigging - great word, reminds me that I get a lot if inspiration from peoples facial expressions, every line tells a story.

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  8. Everything indpires me! People, places, music, objects. It's strange how something just grabs you and won't let go.

    New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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    1. Welcome and thanks for following :-)

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