Every writer needs to find inspiration in order to produce inspired writing. If I’m anywhere public, whether it be at a park or a mall or my workplace, sometimes I’ll eavesdrop on people.
And sometimes, it can come from the unlikeliest sources. I read writers I love (read about my current loves) and then I steal from them, analyze their writing, get inspired by their greatness. If you normally read just a couple of your favorite authors, try branching out into something different. Not in a gross way or anything, but I’ll just keep quiet, and listen. Sometimes it doesn’t happen on purpose — you can’t help but overhear people sometimes.
I can’t say I’m an expert at any of these religions, but I can say that any time I’ve spent reading the ideas of religion have paid off for me in inspiration.19. I used to be a newspaper reporter and editor, and I’ve become jaded to newspapers. If fine paintings and sculpture inspire you to greater heights, photography of some of the most talented people in the world can show what everyday humans can do if they try.
The news seems like an endless cycle of the same thing, happening over and over again. Within this brainstorm of ideas, you’ll most likely find a few nuggets of greatness. I like Flickr.com, a real wealthy of amazing photography. Go to a busy public place and just sit and watch people.
LA can write a paragraph describing a scene, and HA can extend this by using the pictures with people in and writing a second paragraph introducing the character.
Also included is a planning sheet used with a mixed KS2 class, where each image was assigned to a pupil and stuck on the sheet in their big writing books.
There is no writer more deserving of our study and more inspirational to other writers.25.
A set of colourful and detailed images to be used as stimuli for descriptive writing.
They stir up my ideas, contribute ideas of their own, and they fuse into something even more brilliant than either of us could have created.10. Whether online or in your community, writing groups are great ways to get energy and motivation for your writing.
My best short stories were done in a writing group in my local college (a great place to look for such groups, btw), as we read out our work to the group, critiqued them and made suggestions. I don’t know why it’s so, but great quotes help inspire me. Get away from sidewalks and into grass and trees and fields and hills.