mostly concerning animals, I try to research history of all animals, and combine it into a story.
Anything intelligent. It can be comedy or serious, fantasy or reality. Good style appeals to me and will keep me reading, even if I am not particularly interested in the subject.
Whenever anyone can suck me into their story and make me lose sleep thinking about their characters and what is going to happen next, it inspires me to want to duplicate that feeling in my writing for others.
Just about anything I read -- from gardening books to novels -- can inspire me or give me an idea of what I want to write about. Even the 6 o'clock news is usually full of potential subjects to write about...
Poetry...poetry....poetry! Dreams inspire me to write also. I find that my writing reflects my dream world.
Works about Science dealing with cosmologies-I read lots of sci-fi and fantasy in the fiction genre. On non fiction its science baby- Reading about science makes my imagination go wild- string theory-multi-dimensions –wild, wild stuff.
I am a life long student of Napoleon Hill. I love motivational works. I have been a public speaker for years and I always love to talk on self motivation.
Self help books inspire me to write. I love to write erotica, I love the War between the state characters. Stuff like that.
None of my books have been inspired by reading other books or magazines.
The readings that inspire me to write are literary, worldly or political.
I like to read about inventions on the field of futuristic technologies or about fundamental visions upon problems of nowaday. Things about the future inspire me a lot. But also weird things from women and people inspire me. Even looking at my collection of close ups of vaginas give me inspiration, because these juicy things are all created by the same God, whatever you name it, like Krishna, Allah, Jehovah, Buddha, Laxmi, Hanuman, Shiva, Brahma, Durga Maata, Saraswati, Altecrea, and so on.
Reading mails from my many hindu girlfriends inspires me. Spiritual insights of Hindu women are my main inspiration every day and that’s why I talk to them by the phone for hours.
Reading in the holy Bhagavad Gita gives me a feeling of liberation, and keeps me growing further spiritually. I must still read the Vedas, the Mahabharat, the Upanishads, The book of secrets from Osho, and many other old books from the ancient Indian civilization of about 15 000 years ago. Fundamental and wise or eternal old books inspire me a lot. I think we humans of nowaday are the failed and caged birds of Kali Yuga.
Anything well written, and lately, this stuff is found online....
Captivating real life stories that has an amazing twist in them i can learn from. Writing by a talented skilled writer with the ability to hook the reader with dialogue, and way of telling a story.
Anything that inspires me, that moves me and reflects back to me what I love about being alive.
An engrossing book or movie that pulls you in with the first word or scene.
I can be inspired by everything and anything, weaving stories around people I see in a café, see something on television. Reading really has not been an inspiration, only some info snippets that may be in a book.
Also, what we read in a book is not necessarily 100 % by the author, there are editors, marketing poeple, and ghost writers involved, so the spirit for inspiration has gone out of many books.