Where Do You Find Your Inspiration?
Often writers are asked the stock question, “Where do you find inspirations for your work?”
Although I understand humans are naturally curious, I sometimes have problems with this question.
There are times your inspiration is obvious and other times when your inspiration has simply derived from a heightened internal emotion with a need to escape.
For me, there is no other way to express what really goes through my mind.
Therefore to answer this question truthfully I would have to welcome everyone’s world into my own and, as a writer, I create other world’s to escape my own. This doesn’t work.
Physical or Emotional?
So, when asked, I curve my response to talk about the physical, rather than the emotional, inspirations for my writing.
However, I think it’s the physical inspirations of everyday life, that act as a support for the emotional inspirations, that were evoked from these physical occurrences.
– Confused? Welcome to my world!
Where Do You Find Your Motivation?
What I do think, however, is that many ask about inspirations when they are really asking about motivations. The question. “Where do you find the motivation to write?” has an entirely different meaning.
When inspired, you have an aspiration, caused by a direct, or indirect, influence on your mind or body – you have been ‘touched’ and aspire to move forward/ make changes/ make an impact.
When motivated, your inspirations are put into the driver’s seat and shot into the fast lane and into the unknown. I believe it is the motivations that drive the inspirations. The motivations cause the result.
The motivation is the physical response to the emotional of inspirations.
My Ironic Inspirations
My Ironic Inspirations are genuine and evoked from a need of expression.
My motivation to finally turn my inspirations into a reality was the loss of a very close rock in my life. She had always encouraged me to write. And I had – in private.
I thought it was about time I started listening to her advice and write publicly.
Whatever your motivation is and however it occurs in your life, make the most of it! Use it, don’t ignore it!
© 2013 Nicola Manning - Ironic Inspirations