Friday, May 13, 2011

A Chain of Inspiration

It's funny how I've become a sponge that soaks up any noteworthy concept that I encounter, and considers its fitness for inclusion in my forthcoming book. My parents returned from a vacation this week, and they described a colorful locale that they visited that had a very interesting and creative feature. As soon as they described it, a game show style imaginary bell rang in my head, and I knew that I had to work it into my story somehow.

Although I'm a peddler of fantasy, I try to never overlook the wonder of real life, and the network of artists that keep us all collectively inspired. I wonder how many people have been inspired by this particular locale. Maybe I'll include it in my book and a musician will read my book and think of a song, which will be heard, in turn, by a construction worker who maybe will have his spirits raised by the song, and will do something funny that will inspire another book, etc., etc. Rinse and repeat in the karmic spin cycle that is life...


  1. You and I take a very similar approaching to mining the real world for inspiration. This was a delight to read. :)

  2. Jeffrey, glad to hear that we have this approach in common. This makes me want to read your books even more. Congratulations on the recent release, by the way!