Monday, March 28, 2011

Lesson 3: Inspiration

Ok, here's a little lesson on inspiration... 

I know as a writer, life isn't all that easy. (writer-wise) You may think, all you need to do is write a few words... and BAM! There you are, you're a writer. But, that's not how it goes.  To write, you need a good imagination, LOTS of time and support from others. So, where do you get ideas? I know I went over this a bit in Lesson 2: Brainstorming, although I am going to briefly review it.

 Inspiration can come from MANY different things. I once got inspiration for a story idea from a bowl of cheerios cereal. You may be thinking, really, a bowl of cereal gave you inspiration for a story? But in fact it is very true. 

Ok, so one morning I was having a bowl of cheerios, just like usual. You know how cereal gets all soggy and starts to break up into little pieces when you leave it for too long? Well, that's what happened to my cereal. And it formed little shapes, like symbols. I used those little shapes from my cheerios in my story. 

So, you see? Inspiration can come from some famous author, a friend, something you see on the TV, or it could possibly come to you in a bowl of cereal. Finding something that inspires you isn't always easy. You see, it depends on the person. I may think a few shapes in a bowl of cereal are inspiring, while someone else thinks they are just a few pieces of cereal. I can't tell you how to get inspiration, it depends on YOU. You may be inspired by what I write and use it to educate others (which I highly recommend) or this may be something you are barely interested in. (I'm hoping that's not the case, but if it is it doesn't matter! Everyone has their own opinions and interests!) 

So, I hope that inspired you and that you will use this information to good use.

Zaphirah :D

P.S And if this did inspire you please tell me! I want to know! :D


  1. I love that you found inspiration in a bowl of cereal! I think it's a writer's job to find inspiration hiding in the unlikeliest places.