Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday's Tinted Ink

Hey all my beautiful guys and dolls!

I know it's been quiet around here. I'm so sorry! I have been swamped with things and honestly, it's been a real emotional roller coaster around my house the past few weeks!


So, today, we're talking about inspiration and how we can use it to tint our ink.

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Inspiration doesn't come easy. Sometimes, I really, really have to work at it. Other times, it comes so naturally I almost feel guilty over it!

My advice: when inspiration strikes and you are on a nonstopable roll, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE!

When the dry spells come, and they will come sooner or later, you may wonder around, not knowing what to do or how to overcome the blank white page. When that happens, it's okay to lay down the pen and ink and rest. But don't do that for too long of a time. Resting is okay, but get out of that rut and start looking for new inspiration as soon as you can.

Places to look:

Flickr. I love looking through the photos posted there. Amazing inspiraiton abounds!
Pandora. Yay for music!
The Library. You knew that one would be on my list!

What about you? Do you have any tinted ink to share?

Have a great week. Don't forget, my new writers group will be debuting soon. We may have a short delay due to my 4yo daughter accidentally deleting some of my files, but WE ARE COMING SOON to Ink the Book!!!!!


  1. I usually turn to movies or music for inspiration.

  2. I find inspiration in movies, books, pics and music. More often than not, in the shower and the treadmill.

    1. Or right before falling to sleep at night. The shower is a great place for inspiration, but after the 5th bang on the door, I usually give up that quiet time...

      And treadmill? What's that???? hehe!

  3. Inspiration is everywhere...music and movies, but also in old photos, memories and nature. Then again, I sometimes find magic in other people's words~ ;D
    And Pinterest :D I make a board and fall into another world~
    Fun post!

    1. Oh! Pinterest! Such divine pictures and quotes. Yes, I agree! An excellent place for inspiration!

  4. Inspiration is all around us. I agree with Ella--I find inspiration in nature and in other people's words.

    Thanks for asking! I hear you about the emotional roller coaster, so let's you and me have some smooth sailing from here on in!

    1. I'm all for smooth sailing, but I haven't hit the easy seas yet:(

  5. Other books are inspiration and I really find the Romantic Friday Writers challenges very inspiring.

    1. Book! Yes!! Love my books and writing challenges are awesome too! And writing prompts!


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