But sometimes, it's the Ordinary Everyday that sparks something. The scent of woodstoves on a crisp, cool autumn afternoon. The way the sunlight hits the front of a house, or streams into a room. The sweet scent of spring flowers on a warm May afternoon. The task of making muffins or cookies or brownies with a child. Trimming a Christmas tree. Thanksgiving dinner roasting in the oven. Laughter. A really bad joke that nonetheless makes you laugh like a hyena.
So, here are some thoughts from other writers about inspiration, and writing in general. See what tickles your fancy.
Orson Scott Card
John M. Ford
Last but not least...I liked Duncan Hines on FB, and boy, they sure tempt and tease with awesome pix and recipes. So does Betty Crocker. However, this one is from Duncan Hines, and it's for Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars. CLICK, but only after you get a drool cloth, because the picture of these treats will make you want to lick your monitor. These are *truly* inspirational. ;)