Some Inspirations for Writing May Arrive Out of the Blue!

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Nancy P. Goodman

(Written on March 8, 2011) – Some Inspirations for Writing May Arrive Out of the Blue!
Surprising Inspiration, Comes from Articles, Poems, and Slideshows from Our Friends, We May Catch Them on the Fly
Nancy P. Goodman, in Tennessee, (Previously published at: Yahoo! Contributor Network which ceased operations and removed all articles.)

More: Inspirations, Spoken Word, Life is sometimes a treasure hunt. You never know where you may wind up, and sometimes all you can do is follow the clues.
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I never know what may inspire me to write. It may be the spoken word. It may be a sentence that jumps out at me from the written page.  It may have arrived via a friend’s article, poem or slideshow. It may come from a friend on Facebook. It sometimes comes from something my husband says, or one of my kids.

I stopped in (online) to visit with my good friend Lori recently, to read the latest story she had written, “Abandoned Farmhouse: Story of Dashed Dreams; More Than Memories Linger”.

I was impressed with Lori’s story and how she brought that old abandoned farmhouse to life. I was there with her and I could see the shadows, I could hear the sound of laughter in the sunshine. I was heartbroken that the farm family had to leave their farm in disrepair. I won’t ruin Lori’s story by telling you more, but you can visit it here. (No longer available online.)

Then, I saw in Lori’s story how her story was itself inspired by another writer friend, Donald Rothra, who had written a poem about an old abandoned farmhouse and you can read it here. (No longer available online.)

Next I discovered that ‘Old Abandoned Farmhouse’ by Donald Rothra was itself, inspired from an awesome photo published by yet another writer friend, Darren Koobs.

Darren’s photo titled ‘ Abandoned Farmhouse in North Dakota’ can be seen here. (No longer available online.)

So, at the end of my visit with first, Lori, then Donald, then Darren, I began to think how we are each impacted by the stories and poems and songs and photos that each other have written or published.

If I am reading works of my friends, I find it sometimes makes it easier for me to voice my own thoughts. When I see someone’s slideshow of beautiful photos, it inspires me to find some photos and put them into a production of my own.

I see someone’s story and it inspires my own poem or song. I see someone’s poem and it may inspire me to put it to song and record an audio version of it.


Some Inspirations for Writing May Arrive Out of the Blue!
Surprising Inspiration, Comes from Articles, Poems, and Slideshows from Our Friends, We May Catch Them on the Fly
Nancy P. Goodman, in Tennessee, (formerly with Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Jan 23, 2011 “Contribute content like this. Start Here.” (No longer online)
More: Inspirations Spoken Word .If you are a writer and you sometimes have a ‘writer’s block’, start browsing through some of the published works of your friends. You may find inspiration.

If you read through my content you will find several instances of me being inspired by my friends. I am also inspired by reading, or something I hear on the radio or television, or just something someone says or a sentence that just seems to jump out at me from the written page. I pick up comments I have heard or seen and toss them around, sometimes write them down, and expand them later. Sometimes those ideas come to fruition, sometimes not. But in the process, I am learning and I am growing. And I am thankful for my friends and for the inspiration they often give me.
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