Talking About Inspiration

Where do you find your inspiration?

Its a question every writer gets asked, that I get asked, so often its something of a cliché. Its a shade away from that other question, ‘where do you get your ideas from?‘ that crops up so often and brings the average writer out in hives…

My current answer to that other question is ‘from drinking the distilled essence of the souls of the never born.‘ But if I am honest rum is just as effective and easier to get hold of. For a start bargaining with the gods of the dreamless land always gives me a head ache…

Actually, the answer to that first question is probably different for every writer, yet it often comes down to a simple truth, we read a lot. But its more complicated that that, if not quite enacting strange rites on the third night of a full moon and burning sage to ward off the hungry things that linger near the boarders….

A week ago, as part of Scarborough Scifi Weekend on line, me and a half dozen writers from the Harvey Duckman Presents series got together to talk about our inspirations. None of them admitted to dark pagan ritual cannibalism, but it was a fun and interesting panel all the same.

You can find out more about the writers and the Harvey Duckman series at the Harvey Duckman website

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