I read Vampires, Werewolves and things like that. But I something read simple books and that's what inspires me. Most of the time you'll find me reading something with a Vampire but I sometimes read things like CreepyPastas to pass by my time.
I love to read romantic fantasies and supernatural stuff. I love romance, love, mysteries...
Although, I enjoy tales of supernatural, (witches and vampires are my favorite) I do not like horror stories and real scary stuff.
I think we have enough of horror in real life (just watch the news), that we really don't need to add on to it.
When I read, I like to get away from every day, normal life and walk into a book of mysterious, different worlds.
It could be anything from an image I've seen to watching a TV program I like.
So much! I am inspired by creative non-fiction. At the moment I'm reading "The Fry Chronicles" (Stephen Fry's Autobiography) and I'm in love with it. When I read it it makes me want to sit down and write my lifestory. I also find that I'm incredibly inspired by Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner" and E.L.Voynich's "The Gadfly".
I love to read mysteries and thrillers and they influence my writing. Authors like David Baldacci, Donna Leon, Steve Berry and Elmore Leonard are among my favorites.
I am inspired to write when I read anything that is well written. I am also inspired to write when events or people inspire me. For my blog rewriting cliches, I am inspired to write when I read someone relying on a cliche instead of writing something of their own.
I don't know
Mostly stories about real people
There are too many sources of inspiration for me to list. As noted, a TV commercial triggered my second book. My first, is actually a collection of three short stories
grouped under a theme title of "Aborted Destinies." The first two were the results of news stories and the third was partly based on my own experiences in Korea. I like historical novels, both fiction and non-fiction...I like a good sci-fi story...I enjoy reading some of the classics...I enjoy my complete short story collection by Mark Twain. It's easier for me to say what I don't like, and that would be mysteries involving serial killers and alcoholic detectives.
Oh my goodness, just about anything!! I love, love, love to learn, and every time I pick up a book, I learn something. Of course, learning leads to inspiring, and inspiring leads to me writing and writing for hours on end at night!
Just about anything can inspire me. But mostly, reading my favorite books, such as Harry Potter, can get my creative juices flowing. But sometimes I can be inspired just by reading the daily news or the Bible.
All genres, including current events (the everyday news headline/story), might inspire me to write. However, if it's someone else's work, it's got to be well-written or my focus becomes their mishaps, rather than their story. Intriguing storylines have often sparked an idea that has compelled me to pull up a page and start a new tale of my own.
Mawlana Jalaluddin RUMI
Poetic writing with strong visual imagery. My first inspiration to write was the poetry of Dylan Thomas.
JRR Tolkein, TH White, Salman Rushdie, Peter Carey, AS Byatt, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Richard Adams and William Horwood have all inspired me at different times. My inspiration is nothing if not eclectic.
All reading matter that revels some new found medical cure, or inventions, which some time ago would have been impossible. Anything that encompass the human genome, it amazes me that such complex living organisms can be created from amino acids which in its self forms DNA & RNA. So everything about life, gives me the incentive to write.
Emotional, yet cerebral writing. Writing with a lot of facts and figures and descriptions and pourings over the terror and drama and clinical life of the characters. Something with wit, with bite.