Inspiration.

Everyone who works in a creative-type job, or has a creative-type hobby, needs it, or has it.

For me, it usually comes in flashes.   An image of a place, a snippet of a conversation (whether real or imagined), or a verse in a song will suddenly make the wheels in my brain turn.   I'll jump onto my laptop, and start to write. 

And boy, sometimes I can WRITE!!   I'll start tapping away, and next thing I know, its six hours later, my whole day is gone, but I've written several thousand words.   Then I sleep on it. 

Sometimes, its good.  Other times, I cringe, thinking, "Why on earth did I write THAT?" 
The delete key is a good friend of mine.

I used to wonder how writers came up with storylines, how they created their characters, how they visualised a place, or time, and then put it down in such a way that I could "see" it when I read.   Sometimes even reading my stories, when a character has found themselves in a certain situation, I'll be reading, and laughing, and wondering how on earth I came up with it.   I mean, its often not something I could easily imagine, even if I tried.  In those circumstances I only have one word to describe what happened to cause it:

Inspiration.

With this in mind, I've created another page here on the site, called "Evie's Inspiration".   I've put a few bits and pieces on it, lyrics from songs that inspire me and quotes that I've heard that get me thinking, and have moved me.

Now, I want to know what inspires others.   Let me know!

In other news, the writer's block was short lived (YAY!) and I've posted Chapter 4 - Alone over the weekend, and am about to post Chapter 5 - Reawakening.  

If you've finished reading Extraordinary Part 1, please let me know what you think.  I would love to receive some feedback about it. 

Also, feel free to follow me on Twitter, or Like my Facebook page - links are at the top of every page!  

xox
Evie
 


18/08/2012 2:30am

I love hearing what inspires other people! I often find witnessing another persons passion greatly inspires me! Above is a post I wrote when you first started out and we caught up!!

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18/08/2012 2:49am

Sorry! I was on my iPod before. Let's try that again, the correct link would be: http://www.lavuedici.blogspot.co.nz/2011/08/inspiration-and-passion.html

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