Monday, 12 March 2012


As a writer I am often asked what inspires me and as you all know it is my characters that help move me along.  Now another question popped up a couple weeks ago "where or how could someone find inspiration?".  When that question was posed to me I stumbled on my answer and it was only after it was too late that the answer came to me.

Inspiration isn't something you can look for, as a matter of fact, I can almost guarantee that looking for it will produce the exact opposite result.  It isn't something that can be found in one certain place and I believe that if you're looking for it, you will never find it, it will evade you like the plague.  That's not to say it'll never find you.  Inspiration can be a billboard that you see along the highway, it can be a comment in passing, it can even be a look someone gives you.  Inspiration is as individual as the person itself.  The trick is, you have to be able to recognize it when it does hit.  Remember this: inspiration is but a fleeting moment in time and it's up to you to capture it.

Have a great day.