Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
--Louisa May Alcott
The imagination is a powerful thing and it it the theme for my YA, Portrayer. I can write a lengthy post on what it truly means to me, but that's not what I want to know. Today I want to delve into your soul and discover where you get your inspiration to write and what inspires you?
My ideas come from the drama called life. The concept for my MG came from a tragic loss in my family and the fact that I wasn't there to do something; whereas my drive for the craft is a tad selfish, because writing is about the only thing I can do--I suck at math. I call it selfish because I never truly wanted to do anything else as a boy, except maybe draw, and that is not fair to the overall development of my intellectual thought processes.
I blame the Bible. Those stories were so out-of-this-word-crazy, it just got my little mind going and from that moment on, I was hooked. Damn you Jesus! :D
But each and everyone of us are unique. What inspires me might deter you. So, what inspires you to write?