Drilling Deeper into Writing Inspiration

Drilling down to more specific examples of what inspires me, it is a loooonnnnngggg list! When I look at the 50 or so words I wrote down when preparing to write this month’s blogs, I realize that each main topic creates a domino effect of inspiration much like the river that flows faster and faster the closer it gets to the waterfall. A tree will start me thinking leading to the forest it lives in leading to what the tree needs to grow that leads to the life cycle of the tree and all of its components. Yikes! It just goes and goes and goes. This is the process that inspired me to pen my first children’s book, due to be published in the next few months.
Smell of spring rain, autumn leaves, freshly tilled soil, a roadside of red clover blooms.
Taste of a snowflake as it lands on my tongue, the tang of foraged sorrel as I eat my “salad from the earth”, the salty sea water, the best dark chocolate.
The soft fur of my dog, the smooth skin on a baby’s cheeks, roughness of wool, the sting of the resident nettles as I forage, the bite of a mosquito. I wrote a story in rhyme while watching a friend’s 2 year old daughter. It was a very hot, humid day. She woke up from her nap with a terrible heat rash all over her little body. As my sons and she played in the pool, I wrote “Haley and the Huge Rash”. Just never know what the next moment of creativity will be.
Inspired, yet? Hmmmmmmmm……next week I’ll give you more ideas for inspiration! Until then, practice writing in your journal, pen an old-fashioned handwritten letter to an old friend, pencil out your outline. Most of all, write the first sentence!
#tellastory #childrensstory #useyoursensesforinspiration #experiences #journaling #writing #writeabook

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