I had the pleasure of meeting Steph at The Write Stuff conference two years ago. She's great fun and an awesome writer so when she was looking for blog tour hosts for her latest story, I offered my blog up. Take it away, Steph!
I think all artists need inspiration. Whether they be painters, sculpters, musicians....and, of course, writers.
Yes, there are times when an idea just springs up from out of no where, and that's fantastic. That's happened to me several times. We'd be driving around town and a random billboard ad will spark my brain. I usually have to write those ideas down right away or they'll be lost forever!
But many story ideas come from my personal emotions and incidents from my past, both good and bad. I write mainly romance, and without some form of inspiration, I don't think I could write it....or at least not write it well! It would be like me trying to write a story about climbing Mount Everest. I've never done it...will never do it. There's no way I could write a story about it and have it be even remotely believable.
But romantic stories....oh yeah! I've got lots of inspiration! And not only for the sexy sensual scenes, but the tenseness and longing...the heartbreak, too.
My newest release, Soap Dreams, is about a woman who isn't really happy with her current life, still not over the heartache she'd endured a decade earlier.
Now, this is not to say I am unhappy with my life! Lol! But the inspiration did come from a time when I was reminiscing about the past. I think our past can sometimes play a big role in the actions we take in our current life...the what ifs can haunt us...or make for great story ideas!
Wherever your inspiration comes from, use it for all its worth!
Thank you Nicole for having me today!!! All commenters will be entered into a drawing to win a fabulous Grand Prize at the end of my Blog Tour! The winner will receive a signed copy of A Bitch Named Karma (US only...sorry!), and digital copies of both Paradise Cove and Soap Dreams! I'd love it if you left your email address! It would help me a lot!!
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