Thanks to everyone who volunteered a question (or two or three) for my little experiment. Looks like I've got several days worth, and that's good news for me AND you. If you haven't had a chance to get your question in, you can go to the original post and leave your question in a comment. I'll keep answering a question or two a day until they're all answered. Even if that takes my beyond November 30th and the end of NaBloPoMo.
To be fair, I'm answering in a first ask, first answer order, and the first question came from Colleen.
Where do you find inspiration for your writing?
That's a great question. Inspiration for my writing comes from a lot of places. Early on, it was emotion and angst--typical teenage stuff. I find that the most powerful emotions can inspire great stories.
Now that I'm older, I like to think I'm more open minded when it comes to inspiration, though. Maybe it's the fact that I feel more like a writer now than I ever have, but I try to look at everything for inspiration these days. It might be a conversation I overhear, a picture I see, a person on the street, or an experience that strikes me as universal in some way. Some days inspiration comes from nature, like on my drive home tonight when the orange and red leaves caught the light of the sunset in such a way that the trees looked like they were on fire. Other days, it's a memory or experience that I find particularly moving.
So how about you? What inspires you, in your writing, your creative pursuits or your life?
If you've got a burning question for me but haven't had a chance to ask it, you can go to the original post and leave your question in a comment. I'll keep answering a question or two a day until they're all answered.
If you're just tuning in, check out the rest of the series.