What inspires you to write?

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  1. ken blair profile image59
    ken blairposted 9 years ago

    I guess many of us come up with an idea or ideas by inspiration. What's your inspiration?

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      zerbini87posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      My inspiration or niche, or whatever people are calling it these days is movie reviews.  I love watching movies because they are redeeming, entertaining, and intellectual.  If a movie does not meet this criteria, I do not like it.  Following this philosophy, i then write on the movies.

    2. Jynzly profile image63
      Jynzlyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have the urge to write and most often my own experiences in life,my education, my family, my struggles and success, my philosophies and everything along the lines of personal experiences and experiments I did are the ones that trigger and inspire me to write.

  2. Johnathan L Groom profile image33
    Johnathan L Groomposted 9 years ago

    I am inspired by the gap in thoughts we create tailing the buildings of emptiness with vacancies- I love to write because I am a lover by nature, and find humility through contributing to the perception-connection of the retina of a reader and the brain of a lover.  Without communication, the unknown may never be chartered vigorously by any man or woman seeking knowledge.

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 9 years ago

    Google Adwords mostly.  Sometimes Amazon.

  4. Randy Godwin profile image62
    Randy Godwinposted 9 years ago

    I like to hear the sound of my own words.  Of course, money helps soothe the savage critic! yikes

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  5. michememe profile image60
    michememeposted 9 years ago

    The stories that lay dormat inside of me bursting to be told.I have some many life experiences I want to share them.

  6. 2uesday profile image73
    2uesdayposted 9 years ago

    The things I like doing inspire my factual writing. Telling stories and describing things, inspires my fiction. I spent a lot of my childhood days reading books,so that may have tipped the balance,to make me want to write now.

  7. ken blair profile image59
    ken blairposted 9 years ago

    There you go! I'd never known some of your inspiration if I didn't ask such question. Sometimes, we don't know  what's driving us to write, we tend to be unaware or unconscious. Knowing exactly what it is helps us write more from our heart. Thanks!

  8. Elderberry Arts profile image97
    Elderberry Artsposted 9 years ago

    I mostly write about topics that I am interested in or have good knowledge of. I have made some of my poetry into hubs but prefer to write information or factual hubs.
    Other people's hubs inspire me sometimes, as do comments from my readers

    1. ken blair profile image59
      ken blairposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the input Elderberry. Yes, comments from other hubbers would inspire us to write and keep us writing for more!

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    Kathryn LJposted 9 years ago

    The stuff just keeps bubbling up.  The weirdest stuff happens to me and I store it away somewhere at the back of my brain.  Sometime later, it just appears on the page, sometimes in something completely different, which goes on to alter the piece.  For example, having been commissioned to write an excruciating piece on the fabric Gingham, (the research for this was actually much more interesting than I first thought), I found myself writing with a odd, rather ranting monologue involving my dual hatred of school uniforms and Howard Keele.  The piece was an immediate success, even though it was not strictly what the editors had in mind.  They did say make it interesting though and they were sniggering as they gave me the assignment.  Just goes to show, being forced to wear a home made, ill-fitting, fat profile inducing uniform, for 5 years, enabled me to produce a credible piece and I didn't have to waste money on therapy.  And as for Howard Keele, well there really is no excusing him. smile

    1. ken blair profile image59
      ken blairposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You must have the talent to write. You'd indeed write more interesting stuff for everybody's additional knowledge. Thanks.

  10. hscchemistry profile image61
    hscchemistryposted 9 years ago

    I am a tutor, and since I'll be running out of time in the next couple of years I wanted to make a really fantastic online resource for the students that I aren't able to take. I've also been meaning to do it for a while, so I hope I can spread the word to my targeted audience and get them to read along too!

  11. Daughter Of Maat profile image95
    Daughter Of Maatposted 9 years ago

    I've had some issues with inspiration as of late. For some reason, my heart just hasn't been in it recently.

    Normally, my urge to share my knowledge is what inspires me. But I think with the recent drop in traffic, it doesn't feel like I'm sharing! lol. Such is life.

    My inspiration shall return, I hope...

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    klarawieckposted 9 years ago

    I only write what the voices inside my head tell me to. hmm

    No, seriously... Music is by biggest inspiration when it comes to writing fiction. Meeting people who are very different from me, with problems I've never had, makes me put myself in their shoes, and a story begins to unfold. And last, my other source of inspiration is reading the work of great HP writers. It makes me want to push myself further.

  13. ken blair profile image59
    ken blairposted 9 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts about what your inspiration is in writing. Those are truly an inspiration to me already to write more hubs. I just need to decide what great hub to write on for everyone.

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      klarawieckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You can't please them all, Ken. You just have to pick your favorite subjects and write on that. You'll eventually get a following of people who love the same things you do. I try to stay within the themes of spirituality, education, music career, and my own fiction and biographical stories. I'm sure I'd be making more money writing tips on how to avoid hair loss, but that's just not what I signed up to do. There's nothing wrong with making profitable hubs, but it's just not my topic.

      1. ken blair profile image59
        ken blairposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I am with you klarawieck. You just got to write what your heart wants you to write.

  14. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    I don't want to come across as "all altruistic and lofty", by any means; because I want/need to earn money from my writing and indulge in whatever version of "creative instinct" I may have; but the main thing behind a lot of my motives for writing is often to try to "deflate" some of the contempt, disdain, or hate that some people have for other people; and only because they don't understand very well others who think differently than they do, or who have reasons for thinking/doing something that they don't understand because they haven't been in one or another situation.

    So, since I hate to waste perfectly a perfectly good Internet, some perfectly good writing skills, and/or some perfectly good decades of coming to understand at least some things more now than I may have at an earlier time in my life (before having some experiences that the majority of people won't have the "benefit" of learning from); one of the things that gets me writing is seeing the need to speak up on behalf of someone (or a group of "someone's) who I think need someone to speak up for them (and maybe try to reduce some of the hostility I sense going in their direction).

    Sometimes writing is used as art.  Sometimes it's used as a way or making money.   For me, the main  "inspiration" (at least for a lot of the stuff I write for myself) is nothing more than communication.

    1. ken blair profile image59
      ken blairposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I see your intention in writing. Writing could be for any purposes so long as you write an article yourself with much effort that you put into it. Thanks for the reply Lisa.

  15. Elderberry Arts profile image97
    Elderberry Artsposted 9 years ago

    I mostly write about things I am interested in or have good knowledge of

  16. erorantes profile image60
    erorantesposted 11 months ago

    Good evening Mister Ken Blair.  I write every day at least a page of events and things that are important in my life. I do not force my brain to come up with an article. I wait until I get the call. In other words, I get my email that said time to write one of your beautiful articles. Sometimes my brain repeatedly tells me the same subject. I can not get it out of my head. Until I write the article. I wish a good night sleep. That it helps too. Fresh brain works better.

 
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