You can be inspired by anything, but how do you get inspired to write?
Firstly, writing prompts are great for a quick writing fix. They give you something to write when you just went to practice. They’re definitely worth a try.
Sometimes writing prompts are directed more toward short stories, though, so I don’t prefer them.
Meanwhile, I’ve been inspired by the weirdest things! TWICE I was inspired to continue my writing career on trips to Dairy Queen. . . DAIRY QUEEN! Why?!? What is my life?
Anyway, it’s easy to be inspired.
Take a walk around your neighborhood and think of the ways your normal little street could be different. Look around and make the smallest things drastically important.
When you’re going through a city, study the movement of people from building to building. Do they interact? Who seems in a hurry and who’s leisure? Why are they this way?
When you’re outdoors, think of what could be out there in the world. Imagine the things you don’t yet understand and try to understand.
Just allow your imagination to make tall tales of the small and then write about it.
That said here’s some things to try:
1. Writing Prompts
Desperately need inspired? Look up some writing prompts. They are quick fixes to get your fingers moving and your mind spinning.
2. Look Around You
There’s so much you don’t know about the things happening around you. Force your mind to understand, no matter how far fetched the excuse is.
3. Read, Watch TV, and Watch Movies
Reading is a great way to become inspired. If you read something and get a good feeling from it, write so that you have that feeling again.
The same is true of TV and movies.
Most authors recommend limited watching of such, but I disagree. These shows and films are stories, too, just a different form of expression. Simply watching a TV show could give you an idea to run with.
The only problem with solution 3 is that you need to be careful that you don’t copy what you’ve watched. Amateur writers are best known for mimicking books they have already read. if you wish to show the world that you are professional, try to stay clear of this habit.
Otherwise, you just need to let your mind go. As I said, once you have an inkling of an idea, let your thoughts run free until they come back together as a finished work.