Tuesday 18 October 2016

For inspiration?

Penny A suggested I post up occasional pictures or short poems to act as story prompts. Great idea, Penny - thank you. I'll give it a go and see how much interest there is. Anyone have a suggested name for this feature?

Photos are no problem – I take loads. My poetry is another matter ...

If there are any poets out there who'd like to contribute something, please email me. I'll be happy to include a photo of the author and link to their blog if they wish, but that's not compulsory.

Poems can be writing related, thought provoking, inspiring, funny or downright weird. They contributor MUST hold the copyright to any submitted poem, but it's fine for it to habe been published elsewhere.

If you like word prompts then take a look at the Wednesday word of the week on my other blog.

How do you find inspiration for your stories?


Captain Black said...

There's always the story ideas generator.

Sue Blackburn said...

Ooh I think that's a great idea. It's wonderful how a poem or a photograph can set the creative juices flowing, (song and book titles too.)

Er - Patsy's Prompts? :-) xx

Shane Telford said...

A lot of my stories come from ideas I have watching some of my favourite TV shows and thinking 'oh I would have done things completely differently!'.

And then there are the stories that seemingly just come out of nowhere.

Penny A said...

Lovely photo! Rainbows never cease to amaze.

As for inspiration... almost anything, a song, a word, even something which turns out to be a mishearing, and particularly if the mind is 'idling' at the time. Best without too much focus, perhaps.

Patsy said...

@ Captain Black - thank you, I'd forgotten about that one.