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Where do you get inspired?

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Post by LoveHistory » Sun January 4th, 2009, 2:41 pm

My ideas seem often to hit me from mid-air. And my ability to overanalyze helps me come up with some wacky ideas. I grew up in a very creative home, so talking things around and looking at things from an odd point of view come naturally at this point.

Funny: when I was younger I wanted to badly to write and I could never produce anything worth reading. I still can't write much in longhand. But when I'm typing it's easier for me. And just in the last few years I've started writing some fairly good stuff. It was like one minute I couldn't write and the next minute I could.

I can really relate to what Margaret said about the typing being almost fast enough to keep up with the thoughts. And also what Julianne Douglas mentioned about how the ideas just won't flow unless my fingers touch the keyboard. If I pick up a pen, I tend to lose the flow. However, I always write my songs in longhand. Wonder why...

I too write down little bits of inspiration that pop into my head for later use.

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Post by 71writer » Fri May 22nd, 2009, 11:34 am

The only thing I can say is that God gives me the ideas and inspiration. I am not joking either. When I sit down and try to brainstorm something it never works. When I have prayed over it, or had others pray with me, I am able to actually do something.
I know that without Him, I won't ever have anything come out decently. That is because I have tried to do things on my own for so long.
Now writers who have inspired me and I think have influenced the way I write are: Frank Peretti, Ted Dekker and Brandilyn Collins.

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