Whether you’re participating in NaNoWriMo (and so are likely beginning to feel the Thanksgiving Crunch), write professionally, or just write for yourself generally, I figured we could all use a bit of an Inspiration Jolt as the wildness and beauty of family, friends, cooking, and other holiday crazes really begin to eat up the days (in good ways!).
So, here are just a few points and news flashes to get your mind working in new ways and to (hopefully!) inspire you for your next or on-going projects:
–Nick Dobkin shares the gritty and gorgeous details of “6 Real Planets That Put Science Fiction to Shame”
–Marianne Williamson wrote in A Return to Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond belief.”
–H. Emerson Blake had this to say in the most recent issue of Orion Magazine: “But stories bring power to life. They strengthen our capacity for empathy toward others and put wind in our emotions. They empower us to believe things can be better.”
—Bored Panda has another great post for us in, “How Beauty Procedures Looked in the 1930s-40s”
–NPR got to party yesterday with children’s horror writer, R.L. Stine (anyone else having childhood memories flash before their eyes?), and was kind enough to share with us their “Random Questions With: R.L. Stine”
–And speaking of childhood horrors, anyone else remember a little show called Are You Afraid of the Dark? Well, good news, my friends! It’s on youtube 😀 Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwJCgyi3bKQ
–Need more art in your life? Well, National Geographic has a new and dazzling photo for you every single day just waiting to tickle your senses and creative engines:http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/
–If you’re like me, you’ll often be writing and writing and then look out the window and wish for some stars and heavenly body action to keep you in motion. Well, wish no more, my friends! Because NASA has us covered with their long-running Astronomy Picture of the Day series
I hope you find these helpful, inspirational, and energizing — now get back to writing!