Fashion designers find inspiration in fabrics.
Chef's find inspiration in tasting foods.
Cyclists and marathon runners find inspiration in wide open spaces.
Photographers find inspiration in colors, architecture, and nature.
Writers find inspiration in everything. From fabrics to the people who are purchasing them, everything tells a story and we're the one's who were put in this world to share it. Isn't it an amazing thing to think about?
Question: When you tell someone you're a writer aren't they immediately open to sharing more with you?
I've never met a person who's shut down. In fact, if anything, they open up even more. Is it because we're more relatable? Something that makes these individuals safe to share their secrets with us? Do they realize we might find a story in what they're telling? Or is that what they want? For the story to be told, but they just don't have the heart to write it out themselves?
To those who will always remain anonymous... Thank you for sharing your story. It is because of you, we as writers will always carry the what if's of life. Thank you for breathing life into our words and making our characters more than just cardboard cut-outs.
Where do your ideas come from? Would you thank anyone?