Turning the Question on Myself: What Inspires ME?

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Talking about what inspires me to write is really talking about what makes me a person. It goes back to the beginning, to who I used to be. I’m often asked when I decided I wanted to become a writer. That’s a funny question to me, because there was noContinue reading “Turning the Question on Myself: What Inspires ME?”

Guest Post: What Inspires Michelle Aldredge

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Today is the last day of the inspiration series on my blog! I love the following essay by Michelle Aldredge, creator of the new arts site Gwarlingo. She speaks to art and life, creativity vs. commerce, and so much more in this eloquent piece on what inspires her to create: —WeContinue reading “Guest Post: What Inspires Michelle Aldredge”

“Inspiration” or “What I Found at the Victoria and Albert Museum”: Guest Post by Sabina Murray

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Today is the last day of the inspiration series on my blog! I love this surprise zing! of an inspirational moment that author Sabina Murray describes… You never can tell when one will hit you: This past summer I was in London at the V & A attending an exhibitContinue reading ““Inspiration” or “What I Found at the Victoria and Albert Museum”: Guest Post by Sabina Murray”

Guest Post: What Inspires Jamey Hatley

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Jamey Hatley is such an inspiring writer. I love the image of her reading as a child, and I love knowing how it made her into the writer she is today: “It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that booksContinue reading “Guest Post: What Inspires Jamey Hatley”

Guest Post: What Inspires Julia Karr

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) On this beautiful Tuesday morning, Julia Karr reveals what inspires her to write. I think many of us may share these inspirations: It’s so sweet that Nova asked me to write a post on what inspires me. I have to say—Nova’s a pretty good inspiration on any day! But, I’llContinue reading “Guest Post: What Inspires Julia Karr”

Something Inspiring for Nova Ren Suma, or The Art of Being Dumb: Guest Blog by Timothy Braun

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) You tend to meet the most inspiring people at artist colonies. Timothy Braun, a playwright I met in 2005, is one of those people. He’s also very talented, hilarious, and wise. Let’s see what he has to tell us about inspiration: “I need your help…” said the email from theContinue reading “Something Inspiring for Nova Ren Suma, or The Art of Being Dumb: Guest Blog by Timothy Braun”

Finding Inspiration in a Year of Suck: Guest Post by Stephanie Kuehnert

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Reading this deeply honest guest blog from Stephanie Kuehnert about her struggles writing over the last year is so helpful and inspiring to me, I can’t even tell you. I have a feeling I’m not the only one who needs to read this one: Last October I was more frustrated thanContinue reading “Finding Inspiration in a Year of Suck: Guest Post by Stephanie Kuehnert”

What Inspires You?

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) The guest blogs on inspiration will resume Monday! In the meantime, read all the posts in this blog series: Inspiring Novel Openings What Inspires Lisa Schroeder What Inspires Tara Altebrando What Inspires Bryan Bliss What Inspires Sara Zarr What Inspires Anna M. Evans What Inspires Christine Lee Zilka What InspiresContinue reading “What Inspires You?”

Two Bubbles: Guest Post by THE INTERN

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) I’m a longtime fan of THE INTERN’s brilliant insider publishing blog, written from the perspective of an anonymous publishing intern. Now, not only can we see what THE INTERN thinks about writing inspiration… if you scroll down to the end of this post, you’ll find the link that unmasks herContinue reading “Two Bubbles: Guest Post by THE INTERN”

Guest Post: What Inspires Kathleen Duey

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) I absolutely love how Kathleen Duey talks about inspiration—what it is, and where it comes from. Dare I say it inspires me? It does. Here, let it inspire you, too: Inspiration. It’s an interesting word with as many definitions as there are artists. It also has ancient roots. I stoppedContinue reading “Guest Post: What Inspires Kathleen Duey”