Tue 15 October 2013

Creative Writing Inspiration

Posted by. James Jackson This article was posted in Self Publishing and tagged with Self-Publishing


Respect and Inspiration.

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The art of writing is, like many other art forms, constantly evolving. The days of ink being scrawled on papyrus with quills, has been replaced with keyboards and computer screens. But the creative minds working with these tools remain the same.

The inspiration behind creative writing is something that also changes with the times. During the fifties and sixties, a lot of science fiction writing revolved around the moon, and the technologies associated. Now days we have a lot more knowledge, and what was once fiction, is now fact.

There are a number of influential writers, some are still with us, others have passed. Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clark, and Robert Heinlein, are considered great deans of science fiction. Though there are a lot of other writers, such as Frank Herbert, Ray Bradbury, Orson Scott Card, and Carl Sagan, I find myself drawn mostly to my favorite trio.

Do their styles show in my creative writing? Probably!

Aside from the inspiration given to me by these sci-fi greats, other people provide writing inspiration for different reasons. Some are creative writers and others are romance novelists.

Lorna Suzuki is a fantasy writer, her Imago Chronicles is currently being filmed, and who does not aspire to having their books or eBooks turned into movies? She has worked long and hard to get to where she is today.

Inspiring people like Charity Parkerson and Melissa Foster sell vast numbers of books, and even though I am unlikely to ever read one of their romance novels (I'm a die-hard Sci-Fi guy), I must respect that they both write exceptionally well. Their success is testimony to their ability.

To swing this around full circle, I would love to emulate the sci-fi greats and one day have my name etched into the annals of science fiction history. Will this happen? Who knows? I constantly look to people who have turned their writing into success stories, and can only hope that by continuing to write, and hopefully improve, that in time I may yet achieve this lofty goal.

Take it easy mates.

James Jackson