Everyone finds themselves intrigued by and fanning over SOMETHING. Before you know it, you've purchased every book in a series, watched every movie, and collected every piece of memorabilia you can lay your fingers on. And - if you're a writer - you might have dabbled at playing around in the world. Fan fiction's one of the best ways to job you're writing brain. And you never know when it'll lead you to the next best idea.
Everyone knows the importance of vacations. But you're probably doing things wrong. If you follow the usual routine of a vacation, you're missing out on a goldmine for your writer brain. And the worst part? You'll never even know.
Everyone's imaginations work differently. And that's a good thing! How else could you end up with so many retellings of the same plot? The same can work if you "look" at sounds. Ask for a description from a group of random people, and you'll never get the same description. Therein lies a potential source of inspiration for your work.
If you spend ANY time on social media, you come across memes. And they span the spectrum from serious to hilarious. People share them for different reasons, and you're probably the same. But have you ever noticed a meme catching your eye? Something starts your writing brain going. And you should LET it. Because it doesn't matter where you get your inspiration, as long as something fantastic comes of it.
Writers are most comfortable holed up in front of their writing machine of choice. However, you can't deny the beauty of the natural world. And I'm not talking about looking up images on search engines, either.
I don't think anyone out there denounces coloring as strictly for children anymore (if you do - SHAME). However, I think people overlook the potential it has for anyone in a creative field. You literally go into a zen state! Your creative mind gets an electric jolt! It's the perfect outlet for everyone.
There are no two words more powerful for a writer than "What if." Regardless of the genre you work in, those two words are a gold mine that can produce an infinite supply of ideas - one need only sit down and ask.
Plot bunnies can come from anywhere - we know that - but I actually mean it. In just this past month, I've had three short story ideas come from a handful of words I read in books I was reading.