I can remember exactly what inspired my novel ideas, or at least the ones that I am most proud of. I had just finished watching the popular 80s movie Heathers when I came up with the idea for Summer Spell. I was lying on my bed staring up at the ceiling when this scene popped into my head: two young girls standing on a cliff. They were going to jump.
Quickly, I opened up a new document and began typing. Of course that scene changed as I wrote, but the end result was much more satisfying than what I had originally planned. Just like so many of my other novel ideas, Summer Spell was inspired.
On a side note, I see now why so many of you love Pinterest. It is definitely a one stop shop for inspiration. After being on there for only a few hours already I have so many ideas. If you haven't joined you should. I promise you won't regret it.
Sometimes pictures capture so much that words cannot.
So tell me, do you just write or do you wait for inspiration to strike?