I also heard a really funny story from one of the moms at school today, about how she found a guy in her back garden who was hiding from the police. She’s from Scotland, and has that really dry sense of humour so many Scots have. I was laughing as she explained what was going through her head and the conversation she had with the man, and thinking at the same time how I’m most definitely going to use some of it in a book.
Other things that inspire me are well-written books that make me want to do better, dig deeper, reach higher when I write myself. Songs and movies are also wonderful breeding grounds for great ideas. I love that inspired work can, in turn, inspire, and that artists can feed their creativity through watching, reading or listening to the creativity of others.
Someone I know was inspired, when she saw a beautiful quilt, to try her hand at quilting, and as her first project is nearly done, her pride and satisfaction in what she’s achieved is inspirational in itself.
Everyone has something that inspires them. Either to do better at their jobs or in their personal life, or to pursue a creative outlet.
What inspires you?