A Day To Share: Inspiration

A Day To Share: What Or Who Inspired You To Start Writing?

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Share how you first started writing.

Some of us have been writing forever. It seems the first moment we could let our imagination run away using paper and pencil, we were creating stories. Maybe even before that we made up stories using our action figures and our dolls. Writing for some seems to be part or our heart and soul. Many of us have said, “I’m not making any money I should just quit.” The next thing we know we are sitting at our computer making notes for the next novel, or we once again are using paper and pencil to plot the darn thing.

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Who Inspired me to start writing?

Of course it was my mother. When I told her, about twenty-five years ago, that I thought I could write a book, she said, “Well, do it then.” The rest is history. I began writing on my old college type writer and didn’t tell anyone for a few weeks. I think I spoke of my frustrations over the typewriter to my husband. Taking pity on me, he brought home an old computer from school, one that wasn’t being used any more.

Who or what inspired you to start writing?

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4 responses to “A Day To Share: Inspiration”

  1. I think I’ve always known I would be a writer. It started with my childhood, and impulses I experienced, and the way I viewed my surroundings . I seemed to interpret life in places set apart from where I was, in a dimension. I felt suspended, hovering in a dream-like peaceful setting, an inner-sanctum. I also shared stories with my siblings that I’d concocted that had them mesmerized. In “The Bottom”, the working-class section of Philadelphia where I grew up I can recall inspiration and yearning filling up my thoughts. I have many recollections to describe that experience, but I will share just this one. I have memory of sitting on the steps of the small row house, on the narrow street as a small girl, maybe four years old, and looking up into the clouds amassed in the sky, and seeing an image of someone within a cloud holding a tablet and pen. Later, and older I came to realize that the vision I’d experienced represented Aesop of story-telling fame, nodding toward me , informing me of my destiny to be a writer.
    A writer has been given the gift to channel the universe, the dark depths circling life, love, reality, everyone and everything. In other words, a writer’s job is to describe the subtle, silent places, the stored away magic and mystery calling him or her to empty into the dark, forlorn forest…the space of the heart and mind, the life capsule.
    The writer possesses a plaintive song, a dream of aspiration, consolation, knowledge, inspiration and optimism to interpret, and pour into a world culture.
    I have to say that whether through novels, short stories, plays, music composition, essays, poetry, I was born to experience life unconventionally, in an outside of reality, spiritual way…as a writer.
    Loretta Moore, writer/author/playwright/poet

  2. Greg Current says:

    Star Wars inspired me to write in the genre of science fiction; however, I had two authors in particular, both with varying styles, who inspired me to sit down and write. The first was James A. Michener, while the second is Terry Brooks.

  3. Ruth Danes says:

    I’ve always made up stories in my head, ever since I was a tiny child, and I enjoyed games of make believe with school friends. I think what encouraged me to write those stories down was being encouraged to read from a young age. If other people could do it, why not me?

    I wrote little stories which I did not always finish and then I wrote three novels in my teens which are not published. Writing stopped being part of my life until a change of job in 2014 gave me more free time. I wrote my first novel as an adult, North of the Azores, which is now being sold on Amazon.

    Decades ago I made up stories by having a vivid imagination and asking ‘what if?’ Nothing has changed!

  4. JRD followers will recall my usual anecdote of my reading at three years old. and writing dialogue for my stick-figure cartoons before first grade. My heroes were TV characters – Sylvester and Tweety, Superman, the Lone Ranger, Wyatt Earp, Roy Rogers. I drew my cartoons using household and street residence scenarios on the backs of mimeographed lunch menus my Mom brought home from work. I got so prolific that she had me fold them over and use both sides to save paper.

    My empowerment and inspiration undoubtedly came from the Holy Ghost. I was dedicated to God before birth and my earliest recollections are of prayer at bedtime. Which brings me to a point: your earliest signs of having a lifelong talent is a gift from God. Like Him or hate Him, reject or accept it, a gift is yours to keep for your lifetime. You can cultivate it and use it to leave your mark on the world, or you can hide it away and let no one know you’ve got it. And you and yours, and the world entire, may lack because of it.

    Again, it is yours to use as you wish. You may be a child prodigy who sets on a lifelong path by grade school. You may be a person who favors a skill normally typified by gender, or not seen as socially popular. Regardless of adversity, you will enter deep waters where competition is tough. It is here where you will either develop character, or walk away from the test. Either way, your gift is still yours to use as you like. Maybe you won’t be the next Stephen King. But undoubtedly your skills can be used to bring great joy to others. As a writer, will you dedicate your magnum opus to someone special ? Or will you write a personal letter to someone that they will keep for the rest of their lives?

    My own path was kinda twisted. My earliest claim to fame was writing the lyrics for the SPOILER and the Ducky Boys music. I wrote over twenty manuscripts in NYC that only my friends and family enjoyed. I moved to TX and continued writing, nearly getting “Hezbollah” published. Finally in MO, my so-called career took off. I feel like I’m getting better and better, but unfortunately Amazon doesn’t think so. Pick up a JRD novel today and you be the judge!


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