These days, I’ve been writing a post a day more or less, and those who know me have asked, “How do you think of ideas to write about all the time?” Well, the answer is, “I get my inspiration from everything.”
This blog post was inspired by my thoughts about what to write about today. I did think of an idea, and I will post it later, but I felt like I needed to post this now. Funny how my inspiration for this post was inspiration itself.
I get my inspiration from many sources. Probably my biggest source is other blogs. I have around 300 blogs in my reader, which I check several times a day. I don’t necessarily read everything. That would take up all of my time. I read what’s interesting to me. But sometimes, I see a great blog post that gives me an idea about what to write about. Often, it’s not exactly what the other person wrote about, but something in that blog post catches my eye.
Other times, I get my inspiration from the books I’m reading. I see some aspect of writing or fiction that gives me something to think about, and I want to write about it. The books I read can also inspire my own writing. I’m pretty sure most authors get a lot of ideas from other authors’ novels. This doesn’t mean copying, but there are specific elements that may be seen in other books that could be used.
I also get my inspiration from the world around me. Current events, things that I see on my way to work, and some things that happen to me. Science, family life, studying, and language also inspire me.
My next blog post was inspired by a blog post I read a short while ago. It’s about the real world, but mine is about fiction. Look forward to it!
What inspires you?