Writers are asked all the time, what inspires you to write a story? This, believe it or not, is a difficult question for me and a lot of authors to answer.
Inspiration can come from anywhere; a piece of dialogue, a dream, someone we’ve met, an article we’ve read, basically anywhere and everywhere. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly one thing that inspires us to listen to the voices in our heads and write a whole novel based on one thing.
Sometimes a picture will inspire us to write something and even then, we look at the picture and wonder, how can we create a whole story out of this picture?
This happened to me recently as I looked at this picture my husband took of one of our rose bushes.
I can’t take any credit for the roses, as I don’t garden at all. I’d kill a cactus for lack of watering. My husband loves to putter in the garden and I like to admire.
Whether you’re a writer, reader, lover of roses or someone who loves to caption pictures. What comes to mind when you see the above picture?
Would love to hear your creative thoughts.