Inspiration for Writing a BookWriting inspiration for a book
Save an ordinary work of art for your own use.
What, is it an ordinary one? So far back as folks have had the instruments and training to type, they have recorded interesting quotes from writers, scholars and theologians. Talks and shops, excerpts from their readings, conversational pieces, stories, prescriptions, potions, art works and inventive inspiration were all noted in their everyday work.
The most ordinary ones were small notepads that could be kept in a bag, so a single individual would always be willing to make an entrance. However, before the nineteenth centuary, many of them were pen and pen typed on and later sewn together on canvas. It' a delight to be able to write.
An ordinary canvas is a way to catch the thoughts and words of those who can give us inspiration for new thoughts, a semen of a new novel, an appreciation of the place of man on the face of the world. It is a place to hold thoughts and thoughts that are not fully understood. There are many ordinary human scripts, especially of men who have altered the course of time.
Thomas Jefferson, for example, kept an ordinary account. Scholars like Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Isaac Newton and Darwin; researchers Lewis and Clark, great minds like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, author Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain; and contemporary artists like George Lucas, Larry David (writer at Seinfeld), author Frank Capra (It's a Donderful Life) and newsreader Peter Jennings have all passed on their thoughts, desires, outlines and inspiration.
I' ve been reading an everyday story for almost twenty years. That'?s why I saved a lot of quotations in a single computer document. But I' d rather put them in my everyday life notebook. There' is something about typing things by hand that make them more personally to me and my everyday product is simpler to wear around than my Laptop.
I have a small notepad in my handbag and later put these things into my everyday workbook. To use quotations from my everyday life textbook, I will close with two nice parts from Dante's Inferno: If it hadn't been for my everyday life I would have totally forgot these two quotations and thus also my expanding character sketch and a storyline for a new novel.
You too can start to keep an ordinary script and note the parts of conversation, quotations and interesting parts that could become the origin of your next novel. When something turns up and she can't spell, she goes through detox.