Obviously, good writing. But what makes good writing? Something thought-provoking. Entertaining. Informative. The best writing is written by those who have lived life, created their own opinions on it, and still find room for humor (be it with the world or internally). I love a well-crafted book with good wording. Reading something wonderful makes my neurons fire and sparks some of my best creative work.
Reading the Bible inspires me to write most, I guess, because that where my core inspiration comes from. Also, reading other non-fiction, Christian or secular, can provoke a thought that needs to turn into a blog or be inserted into a book chapter. Any written record of life or opinion is enough to send me to the computer.
I am inspired by self-help books. These writings often give me the boost I need to continue writing books that I hope will encourage a reader to strive for a healthier, happier life.
I donít have anything in specific, everything inspires me. It can be an older couple holding hands, a babyís cry, my children, a quote, a song. It's all the same to me.
Looking at what the top environmental stories are today, as well as what people are searching for on Google and other search engines. We also use social networking and feedback from our readers for ideas.
I love stuff that makes me either think, laugh, or if I'm lucky, both. It's why my favorite book is "The Catcher In The Rye." Everytime I read that book I learn more about Holden Caulfield and about the importance of understanding both yourself and life.
Everything that is well written!
Anything I read inspires me to write! Seeing a published work, no matter if it's non-fiction or fiction, young adult or romance, seeing it inspires me to keep plugging away at my own novel and other pieces.
Seldom does any thing I read inspire me to write, I usually just have an idea out of the blue, but there have been a few times when I've read something like war history which made me think of a story, or specifically once I read Maria McCann's novel "As Meat Loves Salt" and I had in idea to also write a story of comrades in arms who fall in love.
More often it's an event or experience I've had in life which inspired me to write.
Poems that mean things to me, reading lyrics that meant things to me, and reading Mary Downing Hahn books. Sometimes just a certain word will do it for me and I'm able to sit down and write for hours.
Novels, autobiographies, Non-fiction books.
The writing of Vanity Fair inspires me to write.
Creative writing inspires me. I mean to say: deeply thoughtful and conceptual creativity. Not just the lazy - 'he said this and she said that' kind of narrative.
All types, apart from the very badly written.