As I knock out this short post, I’m busily spinning the threads together for another post that deals with the three things a writer needs. More on that when it gets published, but part of what I’m writing about is the need for creativity, the ability to imagine things as something other than what they are. And thinking about that put me in a frame of mind to self-evaluate a little. What inspires my creativity? What situations make me start thinking in tangents to the plane of the earth? What influences me to start building a story that goes light years beyond our privileged little planet? And once I’ve answered those questions, how can I make sure to latch onto those things more often?
Knowing what inspires your creativity can be very helpful for being productive in pumping out your creative work. Does that seem like an obvious statement? But I know I’m prone to forget how important it is. When you can immerse yourself in that environment, put on that music, or stare at that image that blow open the floodgates of your creative impulses, you can make the most of the time you spend working.
So, we have a fairly small fanbase to date, but I know there are a handful of you out there who are checking back here regularly. I’d like you to share with us what inspires your creativity. Whether you’re a writer, a musician, a woodworker, a programmer, or whatever you do that’s creative, tell us about the things that get your creative juices flowing.