It’s great to read a book that inspires you to write more of your own book. For instance, today I was reading John Green’s The Fault in our Stars (because my youth said I HAD to read it), and along about page 30 I had a vision of one of my characters painting on the sidewalk–street artist style with canvas and all.
If you’ve read The Fault, right now you’re saying, “There’s no street artist at the beginning of that book.”
Pretty fab huh?
It’s how inspiration works, coming at you sideways in seemingly non-related form, how songs inspire fiction inspire songs inspire paintings inspire writing inspire sculpture, etc.
Let the inspiration appreciation begin.
Kristin King is an author, publisher, and on the board for Future Hope Africa. Recently she moved to Holland and is doing blogs about her experiences there in addition to posts about books and writing.