Where does your inspiration to write fiction come from?

Discussion in 'Fiction Writing' started by taylorstuckey, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. taylorstuckey

    taylorstuckey New Member

    Hello everyone. I was just curious about where fellow fiction writers find their inspiration to create stories, and whether any commonalities can be found. For me, I tend to see something that stands out to me in the real world (i.e. a strange person, an odd scene, etc.), and then I start thinking about the potential circumstances surrounding it until, before I know it, I have a whole story in my hands.
     
  2. Nytstalkerabby

    Nytstalkerabby New Member

    Spirituality is where it comes from..... When we dig deep down we get to know how to do things we were never told about and sums up as fictional activities
     
  3. Ameyjing29

    Ameyjing29 New Member

    I tried writing stories, some ended unfinished, some are finished. I find inspirations through watching, not just watching. Also, listening to music and reading stories. Most of the time, ideas suddenly pops on my mind. I really love writing stories, to the point, that I can't express my thoughts. I don't know, I get a lot of ideas but it ends up getting wasted, I'll end up forgetting those ideas once I focused into something.
     
  4. notaubs

    notaubs New Member

    It's much the same for me, OP. I've always been a daydreamer, I see something and I want to create an entire world out of it. I don't know if I'd call it inspiration, but that's why I write. You can push the limits of creativity, you can go build off what others have written, you can start completely from scratch — but it's the most limitless form of creativity that there is, for me.
     
  5. Warren1967

    Warren1967 Well-Known Member

    For me, it comes from what I have experienced and learned in life.
     
  6. anthonyhurtadox

    anthonyhurtadox New Member

    I'm somewhat systematic in my approach, I study the art of writing fiction and I try to break the rules laid out in a manner that's interesting. For example I'll look at the conventions of a specific genre and I try to think of the most interesting way to turn it on it's head.
     
  7. jhezz20

    jhezz20 Member

    Ot came from my experiences and aome from from people around me and the current society i am in.
     
  8. watsonse

    watsonse Member

    I have three goals when I write:

    1. I want to make people laugh. If we can laugh at a problem, the problem becomes less intimidating and more manageable.
    2. I want to make a point or deliver a moral. Rarely does the direct approach work. But if I can find some way to make the point amusing or enthralling, the message might stick.
    3. I write to control my emotions. This is especially the case when my meds run out.
     
  9. rpayanan

    rpayanan Member

    Most of the time, ideas suddenly pops on my mind. I really love writing stories, to the point, that I can't express my thoughts. I don't know, I get a lot of ideas but it ends up getting wasted, I'll end up forgetting those ideas once I focused into something.
     
  10. Successgold

    Successgold New Member

    I have in many occasions dreamt of what seems like a movie, just immediately i woke up I will start recollecting the dream. I will be moved to pen them down to form a script but I never did. I believe my inspiration to write comes from my dream. Again I get inspiration to write from my experience in life and other people's life stories. If I read just a line of a story, I will get ideas of things to write.
     
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  11. einzzzyy

    einzzzyy New Member

    My inspiration come from on things and scenes that I wanted for myself, others and society to happen and experience.
     
  12. KellyMc1214

    KellyMc1214 New Member

    Most if not all of my writing stems from a simple moment that I experience in life. I'm either sitting watching television and notice something interesting on screen and want to dive deeper into that. I'm walking around in park and notice that the area and the moment seems like its from a movie and then I hold onto that and I have a story there. There are even epiphanies that happen where I can't quite explain where the idea came from. Very random a lot of times, the idea just pops up and I think about it a little and usually I say "this is like a movie or something." Film is heavy when I think of my stories because I don't have the tools needed to make a really good one so I guess I just take all of those ideas and just scribble them down.
     
  13. babburana

    babburana Member

    There are many things around you happening on daily basis, one can pickup the idea may write it down for a while and then give it some creativity. Many such small ideas can form a short story book
     

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