The Writers Circle: When Inspiration Strikes

One of our goals here at Today’s Author is to help all of the writers among us to do what we love to do: write. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by talking to each other and learning from each other.  Our Writers Circle series is designed to do just that – provide a chance for us to discuss writing, editing and publishing questions.

This week’s topic is:

On stage during a huge sales presentation…  Waiting in line at the Division of Motor Vehicles… During your son’s or daughter’s solo at an elementary school band concert…  In the restroom on a train, plane or bus… 

We’ve all gotten ideas at inconvenient or bizzare times in our lives. What is the strangest place or most inconvenient time that you suddenly had an idea for a story?

Let’s discuss this in the comments and see what our community thinks.

7 thoughts on “The Writers Circle: When Inspiration Strikes

  1. I was picking up my daughter at the airport and as I was stepping onto the tram I saw this woman also getting on, messing with her smartphone and inspiration struck. That’s why I make sure I carry a little notebook with me at all times! I have them everywhere, next to my bed, in my car, in my purse… you never know when the perfect idea will hit.

  2. I’m drawing a blank. Nothing seems inconvenient. A funeral? Hmm…

  3. Lately most of my ideas come at an inconvenient time. One in particular is when my husband is talking to me. Sure, maybe I could get him to stop for a minute, but that’s a big maybe. Once he gets going, it’s almost impossible to get him to stop.

  4. I was in the middle of reciting my wedding vows when an idea struck. I nearly flubbed the vows. That was an awkward moment to get inspiration.

  5. During a job interview many years ago. The Canadian lady who was interviewing me was really jet-lagged having just returned from a long-haul trip. She had popped a wig on her head because she hadn’t time to deal with her hair…and throughout the interview I was haunted by ideas for children’s stories about badgers, squirrels and other furry critters because of that untidy, back-to-front wig!

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