This week: Humor and inspirational tools…
Does humor help or hinder you in your creative process? If you mean does humor in my life help me write, then yes. I learned sarcastic humor while working at a male dominated company and use it frequently when writing. At home, wisecracks and made up words are a standard form of communication, so humor usually comes out of the blue when I’m writing dialog.
What is a favorite go-to book or movie you use to unblock a problem in your writing? My issues usually arise around the dreaded saggy middle. Unfortunately, it’s not only a writing dilemma but a physical issue for me as well. LOL.
I’m not much of a plotter, but I know where I’m moving toward and sometimes it’s difficult to bridge hunky-dory to the Sharknado event. It’s Shark Week couldn’t resist! Anyway, there’s not always a book or movie for that ailment. Usually, it’s time to fill the well and be patient with my subconscious while a cure manifests.
What’s the most inspiring book you’ve read this week or month that’s generated a new idea? New ideas…mmm. Nothing I’ve read recently has me stoked. The new and popular TV series, The Last Ship, has me reconsidering a apocalyptic novella idea I had about a m/f/m ménage.
Hope you will continue on to Mishka Jenkins’ blog to see what tools she uses for inspiration.