Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The Root of All Inspiration
Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This Week's Topic:
Who in your life has most inspired your writing?
YAY! Time for acknowledgments!
James Patterson—for his genius page-turners. For Maximum Ride. He’s why I strive for riveting action, crisp language, clever dialogue, and page-turning chapter endings.
And he’s not the only one, but he was the first. I’m continually inspired by brilliant writers like John Green, Suzanne Collins, Lauren Oliver—gosh, I could go on and on and on and…
My students—they inspire me on a daily basis through their humor, their drama, their idiosyncrasies that make them uncannily loveable even if what they share with me is most TMI
My writer friends—to chat with them is the biggest rejuvenation. Their advice, critiques, even their tough love - mucho uplifting
My family—my skin’s pretty thick, but it would crumble off my body without the support of my family.
God—without Him I can do nothing. He constantly feeds me inspiration; therefore, He’s inspiring.
How about YOU? Who fuels your passion?