Who inspires you most?

I'm going to risk being called an ego-maniac with this hub, but the person who inspires me the most, seriously, is me!

I have found that my best inspirations come to me in dreams. I once had a serial dream (one where it started one night, continued the next night, and the next, so on for a full week). In this dream, I envisioned what my life would have been like if I had been an only child (as the oldest of four, I was the only member of the family who could claim to have been an only child) and relocating from my east coast home for the sun and fun of southern California. This dream so inspired me that I wound up with a 450 page novel by the time I was done.

That dream invaded my subconscious when I was 18. Fast-forward to when I was 39, I had not so much as a dream as a vision. The vision came to me when I was in the middle of an energy therapy session, and it was so vivid that it gave me the basis for a novel that I have since written. In fact, the first few chapters of that novel - Antiquity Calais: Standing at Armageddon - are highlighted in this hub.

I have gotten inspirations from many places. Sometimes I'll get an idea while listening to a song, since the best songs in my book are ones that tell a good story. One that springs to mind is Bruce Springsteen's classic hit Born to Run.

Inspirations can come from many different places, and for me writer's block only occurs when I do not have an idea to write about. Once I am gifted with the vision, it's off to the races. I hope this answers your question!

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crashcromwell 8 years ago from Florida Author

OK, I have to admit it. I just re-read this hub, and I don't think there's any way around it. I have an ego the size of Manhattan......Of course, I like myself, so is that a bad thing? Any thoughts? Anyone? Hello!

Jim Henry


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