Finding Inspiration For Writing

29 May

003Welcome back to the writing site that never ends. I do take breaks, but even then my mind is always hopping.

I went to see Star Trek last weekend.  Enjoyed it…but the point I’m getting to is this….before the movie started there were previews, and one preview was for a new Superman movie coming out….and the opening line of the preview was….”what if there was a boy….”

Now, the reason I mention that is because hearing that line gave me an idea for a new article, an article I posted today on HubPages called “What If There Was A Girl.”

I happen to love it….it is almost poetry and I think the message is an important one.


Inspiration will and can and does come from everywhere, but we must be open to it.

I hear of writer’s block.  Although on an intellectual level I understand it, for the life of me I don’t know what it must be like. My mind is exploding with ideas.  As soon as I find a way to extend the day by six more hours I will inundate the market with new works. J


“Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed.” ~Ray Bradbury “The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn’t behave that way you would never do anything.” ~John Irving

And what’s the point?  You need to write….and then write some more….and then in your spare time, you need to write. J


I want to say a special thank you to Alex and Lizzy, two writers from HubPages who have taken it upon themselves to set up a new website for H.O.W. (Humanity One World) and also an online store where people can buy H.O.W. shirts and others products.  I greatly appreciate their efforts in helping me with this undertaking, and I greatly appreciate the earlier efforts of Mark in constructing the first website.

Writers helping writers.  As I have often said, writers should not be in competition with each other but should instead be a constant source of support for each other.


Writer’s Digest is having a $8.88 sale on a number of writing guides. Go take a look right here.


A Saturday drive in late April, 2012 019

Take a look…inspired?  Let your mind relax…go back in time…what memories does this picture resurrect?


Busy day today. I am finishing my editing job for a customer today, and that will free up some time needed to tackle some new projects and some old projects, like my H.O.W. novel.  I am excited to return to those labors of love.

See you tomorrow. Have a productive and creative day!


16 Responses to “Finding Inspiration For Writing”

  1. howmyspiritsings May 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Hi Bill,
    You didn’t even mention that reading other blogs can give a writer inspiration. For instance when I read your blog, it always drives me to write my own material. Also keeping inspirational prompting ideas at hand always helps. I wrote a few of my own down, then I went to Facebook and asked some of my friends there about what they use as prompts. It was fun getting new ideas. I too cannot imagine what it must be like to have writer’s block!

    • Billybuc May 29, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

      cygnet, good to see you my friend. Writer’s block??? I have no idea what that is…my brain is a hurricane of ideas…sometimes too many. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and mentioning some of the things you do.

    • mommyincolor May 30, 2013 at 5:17 am #

      I agree that reading other blogs can inspire my own material and tgat’s why I have alot of favorite blogs and blogs I follow.

      • Billybuc May 30, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

        Jennice, that you for the comment and for stopping by my little blog.

  2. Audrey Howitt May 29, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Hi Bill,

    I spend yesterday reading other people’s poetry on a blog hop–you know what? It is inspiring and thought provoking to read such good pieces–

    Right now, I feel not so much writer’s block as “shifting voice.” And I wonder if my voice is enough–or good enough–anyway one poem at a time! Thank you and have a wonderful day–

    • Audrey Howitt May 29, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

      spent–need more coffee–

    • Bill Holland May 29, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

      Audrey, your poetry is exquisite in its simplicity, just the way I love poetry. I love that you read other’s poetry and find inspiration from it…I do the same with the talents who have come before me.

  3. Liz May 29, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    I don’t get writer’s block. I get life block.

    Thanks for the mention, Babe. Totally unnecessary, but I know you’re a love-spreadin’ machine and can’t help yourself 🙂

    • Bill Holland May 29, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

      Lizzy, that sounds like something out of the disco era….LOL…Billybuc, the love-spreading machine! I love it…and you are welcome and it was necessary.

  4. Ruchira May 29, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    I agree that writers gotta help out each other…we all are in the same pool of words 🙂

    I wish you HOW project comes flying back…happy to be a part of it.

    Have a terrific Wednesday, Bill

    • Bill Holland May 29, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

      Thanks Ruchira! H.O.W. will be back bigger and better than ever soon.

  5. Janine Huldie May 29, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    Love, love, love you article today on Hubpages. Seriously, you really do just have a way. And was wanting to check out the new HOW website, but didn’t see a link. Please share it when you can. Thanks and have a great day again!! 🙂

    • Bill Holland May 29, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

      Thank you so much, Janine. I actually loved that article too, and I don’t normally feel that way. As for the new H.O.W. website, I think we are looking at another week. I’ll let you all know when its’ ready.

  6. Melanie Chisnalll May 30, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    Labours of love….I love that. Aren’t we lucky we can do things during our day and call it work, but we love it? 🙂 I just read your HP article and left a comment over there about being speechless, because it really filled me with so many emotions – positive, uplifting, inspiring. You’ve motivated me to push forward with projects like this that have been on the back-burner. I can’t wait to see where your H.O.W project leads, I see great things my friend, well done!!

    • Bill Holland May 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

      Thank you Mel, and I can’t wait to hear more about your cookbook. I love your desire to succeed and your work ethic….stay positive and keep working hard my friend.

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