Childhood Inspiration

 

What inspires your writing? This is a question that authors get asked often. For many, it can be something as simple as watching others, or striking news in the the headlines. For me, however, it is two things…

One great source of inspiration comes from my childhood. I find it is often rich with memories and things I’ve experienced that I can tie in with new experiences. For some, it is therapeutic. For me, it is raw and real, putting the real in realistic fiction.

My second source of inspiration stems from my 2nd grade year of public school. I remember reading Rumpelstiltskin and other fairytales and being enthralled. It is the fantastical that sparkles and grabs my attention, fueling the fire of my inspiration.

Find what works for you; what gives you ideas? What makes you excited to write? Tap into those resources, and get to writing!

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