Sunday, July 29, 2007

What Inspires You?

What inspires you to write? The sun streaming through your window the morning of a bright, new day? A child running with a clumsy puppy? A butterfly landing on a rich, velvet flower petal? An elderly lady making her way slowly?

Can you draw inspiration from anything you look at, from any situation occurring? To me, that's what being a writer is all about. There are gazillions of stories everywhere you look, from the time you first wake until you lay your head on your pillow at night, stories abound!

Even in your dreams, if you dream, stories are there for the taking. What did you dream, where did you go? Why were you going there? Was it a pleasant dream or a nightmare? If it was pleasant, explore inspirational markets you could submit to if you chose to write about that pleasant dream. As for the nightmare, if you enjoy writing about such, explore paranormal markets or fictional markets.

I train myself to keep my eyes open. I keep a notebook and pen(s) close at all times, just in case that story surfaces when I'm least expecting it. You should be prepared too. We never know where inspiration for a great, high-paying article/story will come from or when that best seller will be born (for those of us who dream big!).... And, by all means, don't forget your camera!!

Be Inspired,
Keep Writing the Cyber Highway!