Being inspired to write can be one of the most difficult tasks ever. Sometimes, the spark is just not there and anything you write isn’t up to par with your standards and expectations. Well, so what. Keep on writing, even if its annoying at first, it is almost never as bad as you think. For me personally, I listen to some soft music, turn off all the lights, light a candle and focus a blue light on my keyboard. That seems to do the trick and get me inspired.
Other times, ideas just pop in my head and I would link them to real life events or even personal experiences and just go from there. If the story doesn’t excite me, then I don’t write it. I shelve it until I can combine it with something better and have it be more awesome.
A perfect example would have to be “Minds: the Secret Society” where the story initially followed a strange path with it being just a silly story about me killing people. But, it then evolved as something in real life happened, and I could just see it fit in really nicely with Minds. I then re-wrote it and now it is what it is.
The inspiration has to come from within, for example, if I don’t have a story or something in particular that I want to deliver to my readers, then the story is just words on paper. It doesn’t have life or essence.
Explore, read and delve deep in every topic that interests you, whether it’s the news or anything similar. Chances are that you will be able to get a sense of a story when stumbling upon things that give you that spark of interest and sets you on the path to conquer greatness!