Inspiration can come in many ways. Sometimes it’s a word, other times a sentence or even a dialogue. Maybe you see a work of art or a beautiful picture and suddenly the idea sparks in your mind. You just have to look.
“My mother says looking is the nature of wisdom.”
Annabeth, The Battle of the Labyrinth
It’s ok if you don’t know where to start. BUT, you NEED to look. Write, read, see and feel. Inspiration comes from anyplace at anytime. A song, a drink or a movie might be what you need to start your story.
That’s why you need to move around, talk to people, read a lot, write a lot, eat and drink different things and dream a lot.
By moving, you get ideas for settings; by talking, phrases for conversation; by reading, structure for your novel; by writing, the sense of creativity and freedom; by eating and drinking, food for your characters; and by dreaming, the fantastic feeling of reality for your story.
It may sound weird at first. However, as you go around searching for inspiration, you’ll get used to getting ideas for your work. You can also search in the internet for prompts, images, music and more. For those who have a low budget (like yours truly XD), the internet is a good way for inspiration alongside the daily living.
Nevertheless, the best inspiration is the one you don’t look for, the one that strikes without warning. The one that says peek-a-boo! and drives you crazy until you write it down. That’s high quality ideas, mind you.
So move on, travel the world, eat and drink and laugh and scream if you want to build your story. a good story is the fantastic version of reality. The world is your source of muses, you just have to rediscover it every day.
Well, then, I’m off.
See ya later! Have fun and keep writing!