This is going to sound really weird, but have you ever just watched steam? It twists and swirls, shooting upward as if it had a life of its own. The motion of steam seems almost ghostly. I swear I stared at my mug of tea the other day for ten minutes, just observing the steam. Sometimes the little things in life are the most inspirational. I was completely captivated by water vapor, of all things. I know it sounds kind of stupid, but yes, it really did happen. Right now, I am fighting off a small cold. As well as sitting next to a nice warm fireplace. Now I know everyone hates getting sick, but I challenge you (as well as myself) to write a scene where your character(s) is/are sick or dying. It might bring out whatever raw emotion you’re feeling at the moment. If you bring real feeling, without actually saying “he/she felt…”, then you’ve achieved something. Sometimes just writing down what you’re feeling in an extremely emotional moment is a good way to remember the feeling so you can use it in your works, whether it’s elation, anger, confusion, or sadness.
The Greek Mythology page has been updated with a TON of new Greek mythology links that I have found very helpful. And over 2000 individual people have viewed FF! Thanks for the hits everyone! 🙂
CHALLENGE: Write a story using a recent emotional experience as an inspiration.