Issue #2: Inspire Me

What, or whom, inspires you?

I have many people and things that inspire me: My family, my friends, my cats. My home and the world around me.

I find it inspiring to walk along a river bank. To walk the bike path, snapping photographs of nature. I am always inspired to write when I come from spending time on the mountain, as well.

Books and movies always inspire new ideas. While reading or watching, an idea will often pop into my head that I have to rush to record on a sheet of paper, lest I forget it completely.

To find what inspires you, try:

  • Sitting in a crowded restaurant, watching and listening to the people around  you. What do you see? What do you hear?
  • Sit back and watch your friends and family interact with each other. What do you feel?
  • Take a long drive, or a walk in nature. What do you notice?

Quick Writing Tip

Writing about what inspires you can be a healthy exercise.

5 Writing Prompts

  1. Article Idea: Your favorite family activity.
  2. Screenplay Idea: A quirky friendship.
  3. Poem Topic: Nature.
  4. Novella: Overcoming the fear of crowds.
  5. Novel: You watch a movie, and then start living it.

Quote

Inspiration and genius – one and the same.

~Victor Hugo~

Challenge

Find something that represents whatever it is that inspires you. Place it in a prominent place, either on your desk, or elsewhere in your office area.  

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Copyright 2011 Shannon L. Buck: How to Live the Freelance Life

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