Take Time for Inspiration

People often ask me where I get my ideas. It is probably the most common question writers get asked along with when is your next book? For me I find my inspiration when I leave my usual environment. It doesn’t even have to be anywhere exotic.

Although I was inspired to create the world of Keys when I visited the catacombs in Paris, I thought up dragons of Seattle, and I live in Seattle. Think of what brings you inspiration and spend more time doing it. It doesn’t have to be writing, maybe it is drawing or crafting or cooking. I firmly believe that creativity is what feeds a person’s soul. If you aren’t finding a way to feed your soul then chances are you aren’t feeling truly fulfilled by your life.

In periods when I find myself lacking creativity, I know it is time to break my usual day of sitting in my office and writing. I just have to make sure I get back there to put down my ideas. So take a moment and really think about what gives you inspiration and make time for it. I know I’m trying to.

Now I just have to come up a story to go along with this shipwreck we visited along the Orgen coast.


*Now for a fun contest from Amber and Sheri*

What do you think this ship’s name was?

22 thoughts on “Take Time for Inspiration

  1. peter iredale ? at least it looks like the one my friend took me to visit a couple of years ago.

  2. I hate to be picky but Oregon is not spelled Orgen. I was born and raised in Oregon and it hit me as so often people don’t even pronounce it right. I spent many days and nights on the coast from Tillamook to Lincolin City. Beautiful and wild country and just the place for marine shifters.

  3. Since it looks like the wreck at Fort Stevens, I am going with the Peter Iredale; but if I want to make up a name I want to name it Wake Runner or Tiamat’s Travelers.

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