As soon as a story idea strikes me, I have to write it down before it disappears on the wind. Most days, story ideas find me. On other days, the writing mojo is a no-show. It’s hard to write when you aren’t in the mood, but I’ve discovered that creativity always shows up, even if it’s only in dribbles. To kick-start my creativity, I turn to poems, photographs, and music for inspiration.
“It’s all word by word, page by page, with lots of hope thrown in. And bumps.” Jeannine Atkins, Views from a Window Seat.
Poems, music, and photographs give me that I-can-do-this feeling.