Okay, get your mind out of the gutter. I want to know what inspires you. What drives you to write or do what you do?
We've heard many times, 'Write what you know.' This is essentially the same question.
For example, many aspects in my soon to be published book, Honorable Disgrace, are based on things I have first hand knowledge of. I lifted weights in high school and loved the feeling of power and strength I got from it. The confidence it gave me. But I also had the misfortune to experience a deep betrayal from my older sister. She was suppose to look out for me, keep me from harm and show me a good example. She did not. I have since forgiven her for her stupid lack of judgement, but it doesn't change what resulted because of it. A rape that stripped away my strength and sent me into a self-loathing state.
But what you write doesn't have to come directly from what you've had experience with. It can come from a deep interest you may have in something. A time period in history, a different culture, nature, sports, etc.
Stephanie N. Pitman, Author
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