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Who or What Inspires Your Story, Art, Career, Etc.?

Posted by lindamartinandersen on July 23, 2015


A Writer's Playground Fotosearch_u17996074  “Who or What Inspires Your Story, Art, Career, Etc?”

I’d like to give a shout out to Melissa Barr, a zoo keeper who inspires me. 

If you’ve never met Melissa Barr, a zoo keeper at the North Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro, NC learn about her here:  https://lindamartinandersen.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/meet-melissa-barr-a-zookeeper-at-north-carolina-zoological-park/

       Melissa Barr,

  • Happy Zoo Keepers Week (July 19-25)
  • Congratulations on a recent promotion to lead keeper at the zoo.
  • Thanks for agreeing to interviews on my blog, not once, but several times. I expect you’ll return again.
  • Thanks for inspiring my current work-in-progress–a zoo story.

 

I’d like to give a shout out to Roxanne Hannah, a fellow blogger who inspires me. 

       Roxie Hannah,

  • Thanks for posting your recent spider photo.  It inspired me to write a manuscript which includes a spider.    https://roxieh.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/lifes-garden/
  • Congratulations.  Your publishing dream is a reality:   Sunscribe is a traditional publishing company founded by me, Roxanne Hanna, a writer with over 30 years experience as an assigned ghostwriter or editor of custom writings and projects for individuals and corporations.”

       Check submission details here:  http://sunscribe.net/submissions/

  • Chapter Books July 20 – 24, 2015
  • Short Story First-person Nonfiction Narratives July 27 – 31, 2015

I’d like to give a shout out for blogging.  It inspires me. 

Sometimes, I question:  Is blogging a wise use of my time?  

My answer:  Yes, keep blogging.  It inspires me to reach out and meet zoo keepers and poet pilots, forester artists, author publishers, and others.  Blogging broadens my world.  What about yours?

I could spotlight other people or things that have inspired my writing.  How about you?  Who or what inspires your stories, art, career, etc?

I hope you’ll leave a comment.  Thanks for stopping in.  Come again soon and bring a friend.  Please remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them. Thank you!

 

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9 Responses to “Who or What Inspires Your Story, Art, Career, Etc.?”

  1. Roxie said

    An honor, Linda, to be included here! Keep writing, I love your inspirational posts! And keep telling stories, chasing your verbs with unusual nouns! LOL

  2. joyacey said

    Linda,
    You inspire me. You always have brilliant ideas you share so generously. Thanks for all your great ideas. You help to keep me writing.

  3. Dear Linda,
    Thanks for posting about inspirational people. At the top of my list is you. You inspire and encourage me every day! Your blog gives thousands of people a reason to celebrate!

    Never Give Up
    Joan

    • Joan,
      Wow, I’m honored by your compliment about me inspiring you! Thank you! I know you keep me going too!

      I never thought of my blog as one that gives so many people reasons to celebrate. Thanks for sharing that. Love that payoff.

  4. Nice list, Linda. Joyce Hostetter inspires me. Her work is beautiful and she constantly teaches me to be a better writer.

    • Carol,
      Good example! Joyce is a great inspiration. I know because I’ve received a paid critique from her. She went over and beyond with help and comments. I am glad you two have such a strong bond and work together on a newsletter.

      I’m a fan of Joyce’s writing too! I’ve always told her so. It’s great that you can see an improvement in your writing due to Joyce’s influence.

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