Writing Inspiration

Posted: January 19, 2016 in Creative Writing
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I get my inspiration for writing from things I read and watch.  I read several different series of books and each of them helps me to learn new techniques that I can add to my stories.  I learn the same thing from watching the movies and shows that I watch.  One of the weak points to my writing is dialogue, so by watching movies and shows I can get more of an idea on how to make my dialogue flow, instead of feeling as clunky as it does.

When it comes to reading, I read several different series depending on genre.

Fantasy– For fantasy my favorites include Game of Thones, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and Dungeons and Dragons/ Forgotten Realms.

Science Fiction– For Sci-Fi I read things such as Star Wars and Warhammer.

Movies and Television– I watch a lot of movies and television, but again I follow along genres.  I watch Star Wars, Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Supernatural, and Firefly.  I watch a whole lot more than that, but this list gives you a quick idea about what I like to watch and gain inspiration from.

I like to also gain some inspiration from things I see going on around me.  When I go hiking I take in my surroundings and think of ways to integrate the environment more thoroughly into my scenes.  Also while sitting at work I watch how people move, act, and go about their business so I can add more behavior traits to my characters.

Thank you for reading, and in the comments below tell me what kind of things inspire you.





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