I have enough story ideas to last forever because every day incidents inspire me. There have always been social ills. As a child I had many issues besides race. I was overweight, product of a single parent household and poor. When I read about children being bullied, abused, or otherwise, I can't wait to have them read about my characters and their solutions to the same problems.
no reading inspires me but i can hear a song and write a book about that based on some of the lyrics
None specifically. Maybe The Twilight Saga and those few readings that made me cry. I love readings that you can relate to real life.
I'd say current events more than actual READING inspire me to write; although the works of Susan Howatch, Mark Z. Danielewski and Anne Rice have each directly influenced the way I think about getting the story from my mind to the minds of my readers. Howatch and Rice have that SAGA shit on LOCK; Mark Z is in a class by himself. I am just not worthy!!!
I'm not inspired by reading... but by people. There is one man who just seems to get my Creative juices flowing and I get alot of my inspiration from him.
Overly deeply written novels.
Travel reading. I love to read about how London has changed people and what made that happen. I primarily read book about London as I am obsessed.
I wouldnt say any particular type of reading inspires me to write. As weird as it sounds, anything; a newspaper, a history book, anything inspires me!
Hilarious stories like 'The Dice Man' and fantasy stories: Because they're so far fetched that just picturing it open up ones mind. Also biographies, peoples life stories are the MOST interesting and inspiring.
the reading of the words...i don't know any other form of reading
That's a good question. I like stuff that is deep and epic. I think Cider House Rules by John Irving sort of led to Living with the Gray Tones. I liked that it was convoluted and tried to incorporate that into my book. Any good mystery that keeps me guessing. If I can figure out who done it before I get to the end, I lose interest.
Anything that takes you far with as few words as possible. I find economy very stimulating.
Pretty much anything, I love to write so any type of reading makes me in the mood to write. It all depends on if I can put the book down long enough to write or not.
Anything and everything! I read novels, of course, and news, sports (I am a baseball nut) ... lots of mythology, of course, and science.
My inspiration comes from many sources, but I find that gazing at a map is the most productive for me. When I look at a map, my mind begins to think of what places might look like. I ponder what kind of people must live in such places, and what horrors they might hide. I think about people traveling from one place to another and what troubles could beset them before they reach their destination. For some reason, maps bring my imagination alive, but they are hardly my only source of inspiration.
Sometimes I see a person in public whose mannerisms suggest a new character. Other times a news article might touch off the thought of a subplot. A new idea might come in a dream, or be delivered by the postal service in a piece of junk mail. Ideas can come from anywhere. I just have to be receptive and ready to utilize them when they arise.