My Inspiration

Carol Roach By Carol Roach, 27th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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I wrote this article as part of the requirement for a wonderful online course I took called "42daysofwriting." This course taught us how to write in the flow of consciousness genre letting my ideas flow on paper without reservation.


From the 42daywriting creative writing series.

Many times writers are asked what sources we draw upon for our writing muse. There are in fact as many sources as there are writers. Each writer has a different inspiration and a different motivation to write.

My personal inspirations

Many of my personal inspirations come from writings and quotes that I hear. Words jump off a page as if to stand in front of my eyes and demand to be seen, to be heard, to be tasted, and to be reflected upon. These writings speak to me; touching my heart and my soul. They demand attention, refusing to be dismissed and jumbled up into the abyss of the Internet; the abyss of data overload.

Sometimes I read a story with the intention of including it in my e-zine, when this particular story inspires me to write about my own personal experience, which may or may not be similar in content. Somehow I relate to the story on such a level that I feel the need to tell my own story. Much of my writing has evolved from this catalyst.

Sometimes I am inspired by something I see on TV, a tragic story or an inspirational one. I get my inspirations from everyday people I met and talk to in life. Even people who think they have boring lives have been the source of my inspirations and the rationale for some of my stories. They know not that each life is a gift on this earth. They know not that each precious moment in life is a wonderful story waiting to be told.
However, most of my inspirations come from the wonders of life as it unfolds in front of me. I am inspired by courage, and resiliency in humans and in nature. I am inspired by the actions of newborn puppies, their eyes not yet open, and they squirm searching for comfort, sustenance, and love. They are driven to survive, by extinct, often parallel to the human condition.

Where do your writing inspirations come from?

My inspiration comes from the fish in the Chinese pond at the hotel that I have yet to published here, which swim around and around. They know their purpose; they maintain their drive, never tiring, continuing their journey until their time in this realm has expired.

My inspiration comes from a young child's innocence given in total abandon; not jaded by life. Finally, my inspiration comes from all that I am, all that I have known and experienced in life, and all that I am yet to become.

Where do your writing inspirations come from?

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author avatar Carol Roach
Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar brendamarie
27th Apr 2015 (#)

Great article! We are inspired by different things at different times

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