Friday, October 07, 2011

Friday Fives- Inspiration


Paper Hangover asks the question What are the five ways you find writing inspirations?

1. An Old Friend from Far Away by Natalie Goldberg.  I love this book full of prompts for writing memoirs.  Writing for 10 minutes about ice cream, sounds or my hopes and dreams really gets me in a place to write.

2. Books.  I love reading.  I dream of the day I'll someday be holding my own book in my hands.  Reading books inspires me to want to write them.

3. Work.  I love working in theater.  Being around people pursuing their dreams of being on stage inspires me to write.

4. Walking.  I'm blessed to live near a beautiful park in a wonderful neighborhood.  Some of my best ideas come to me while I'm taking a walk.  When I'm stuck on a story I go for a walk while I figure it out.

5. Vacations.  I don't take nearly enough vacations but whenever I get a chance to get away I always feel refreshed and recharged and inspired to write.

8 comments:

KO: The Insect Collector said...

sign me up for more of ALL of these. :)

Jaime Morrow said...

All awesome inspirations! I particularly like the vacation one :)

Angela Felsted said...

Walks are my favorite. I love going on long walks, and when I do I almost always get ideas to work with.

Alison Miller said...

Oooh! These are all great! And I'm sure I've already told you this - but super jealous you work in a theater! Neat!

Reading inspires me too. More on that Monday. :)

Racquel Henry said...

Great list! Wow, you're lucky to have such an interesting and fun job that you can use as a source of inspiration. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I find it in music and movies.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

pretty much any sort of fiction gets me going, books, tv, movies or video games. But vacay is always good, especially when it's at the cabin on the lake

Alicia Gregoire said...

Yes. Vacation is important. Great list!