J.K. Rowling is probably the most successful authors in the world, but that’s not why I chose her for today’s Operation Inspiration. It isn’t her fame or her wealth that inspires me. It’s her tenacity. She didn’t have the easiest life … Continue reading J.K. Rowling Inspiration
The thing I found so remarkable about Hans Zimmer isn’t just how awesome his music sounds or how successful he’s been: It’s how he creates his music that I find so amazing.
He uses a secret mix of the force, Harry Potter’s wand, and Gandalf’s staff.
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I don’t like calling people stupid, but… 😉 I can’t help but love this quote. Reading books may seem like nothing but a hobby or that thing that socially awkward people do (don’t act all cool and try to pretend that you aren’t…I see right through that act 😉 ), but reading is actually making you smarter. I don’t just mean if you read biographies and encyclopedias for fun. Reading plain old fiction makes you smarter too. (Wait, did I just call fiction plain? Please forgive me.) (Can’t resist me now can you? Silly…that isn’t even me. It’s my sister.) … Continue reading Katniss, Tris, and Frodo Make You Smarter
I think this ALL the time! I seems like writing comes so much more naturally to everyone else. I mean, Brandon Sanderson can sit and write for 8-10 hours a day and I’m over here trying to keep myself from thinking … Continue reading Writing is Hard, But so is Taking the Ring to Mordor
Fiction is more than inspiring. It’s life changing. No, I’m not being dramatic. Stories change the way we think. They change our perception of other and ourselves. How do stories do this? By empathy and emotion. We’ve all felt like the main character of a … Continue reading Fiction is Life Changing
Why does this song inspire me to write? I’m not sure. Maybe the reminiscent tone makes the perfect mood to write epic scenes. Or maybe it’s the line, “The road is now calling and I must away.” It beckons to my … Continue reading Operation Inspiration–The Last Goodbye
This song is one of my favorites to listen to when I need to write a scene that with a lot of emotion. Especially loss. It’s such a soulful song, it just makes your insides melt. What makes it so great is … Continue reading I See Fire
My biggest inspiration comes from reading. There is nothing better than getting lost in another world with people who have troubles bigger than your own. It sort of puts what’s going on in perspective. I mean, I may have some … Continue reading Operation Inspiration–Reading
Hi wonderful readers! I hope your weekend is starting out well. Before you get you get into full mind-numbing, snack-eating, no-thinking weekend mode, let me ask you a question. (Don’t groan, it’s not that hard). What inspires you? Really. What … Continue reading Inspiration