INSPIRATION… It’s out there ~~~ Go get it!

INSPIRATION for writers… It’s out there ~~~ Go get it!

n 1. Stimulation or arousal of the mind, feelings, etc, to special or unusual activity or creativity 2. The state or quality of being so stimulated or aroused 3. Someone or something that causes this state 4. An idea or action resulting from such a state 5. The act or process of inhaling; breathing in.

Someone or something stimulating the mind resulting in creative ideas.

Not everyone is born with the ability to sit down and write a poem, story, or novel. However, writing is a skill that can be learned. And like most everything that is taught, once the fundamentals are understood, nurtured, and practiced— talent will begin to emerge.

However, I always keep a few things in mind.

  1. The learning process is never ending. Period!
  2. You have to want it, really want it, to be the best you can be.
  3. You have to work hard to achieve your goals.

But still you may wonder, without inspiration, how do you keep the creative energy flowing?

There are numerous ways: websites, book clubs, conferences, writing exercises and prompts, etc. And these great! But, not what I’m talking about today.

For me… people are my inspiration.  Seriously, if you sit down and watch the news for just five minutes a day, you will have more inspiration than you can handle. It’s crazy out there!

And, although that’s inspiring too, what’s more motivating, is this…

People who believe in you will support you, and in turn, inspire you!

A little feedback goes a long way for someone who really wants it!

(And the people who don’t—well, to me, its still inspiration. Every story needs an xxx!)

Surround yourself with people who encourage and support you and you’ll find your inspiration. I did!

A heart-felt and special thank you to all the people who’ve inspired me! You know who you are!!!

And that’s what I think!


True Inspiration definition – that extraordinary or supernatural divine influence vouchsafed to those who wrote the Holy Scriptures, rendering their writings infallible. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God” (R.V., “Every scripture inspired of God”), 2 Tim. 3:16. This is true of all the “sacred writings,” not in the sense of their being works of genius or of supernatural insight, but as “theopneustic,” i.e., “Breathed into by God” in such a sense that the writers were supernaturally guided to express exactly what God intended them to express as a revelation of his mind and will. The testimony of the sacred writers themselves abundantly demonstrates this truth; and if they are infallible as teachers of doctrine, then the doctrine of plenary inspiration must be accepted. There are no errors in the Bible as it came from God, none have been proved to exist. Difficulties and phenomena we cannot explain are not errors. All these books of the Old and New Testaments are inspired. We do not say that they contain, but that they are, the Word of God. The gift of inspiration rendered the writers the organs of God, for the infallible communication of his mind and will, in the very manner and words in which it was originally given. As to the nature of inspiration we have no information. This only we know, it rendered the writers infallible. They were all equally inspired, and are all equally infallible. The inspiration of the sacred writers did not change their characters. They retained all their individual peculiarities as thinkers or writers. (See BIBLE ØT0000580; WORD OF GOD.)

About Norma-Jean Marie

Author of The Hawthorn Series
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