“You Can’t Wait For Inspiration…

You have to go after it with a club.” That’s a quote from a great writer, Jack London. And ain’t that the truth!

Finding InsiprationWell, where does inspiration come from? Where can you find it? The answer is EVERYWHERE. In writing a Romance novel, there’s a hero, a heroine, an obstacle and a happy ending (generally speaking). And, in those 80,000 or so words, there’s a lot of detail and everyday observation. It all adds up so a writer has to keep his eyes and ears open, and keep a notebook or smartphone handy.

Writers often write about what they know, so they weave their own personal experiences into the narrative or they fictionalize those borrowed from the lives of others.  I use Scrivener, a program for writers, and I make folders for ideas I want to include, for names I want to use, for puns I’ve said or heard, for vocabulary words I want to integrate.

And I’m constantly pulling my phone out of my pocket to capture a scene with the camera or instructing the virtual assistant to make a note of something I’ve seen or heard. (Or that I’ve thought of when…you guessed it…inspiration strikes).


Author: linnhemccarron

Have completed four Contemporary Fiction/Romance novels in The Riverwood Series. The first was released in August 2018; the second is under contract and in the process of edits. The third book and fourth books are in the queue. The fifth is now the current work-in-progress. The setting is Big South Fork, Tennessee which is known as "The Trailriding Capital of the Southeast" so these stories will all appeal to horse lovers who love to read books about horses.

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