Finding Your Inspiration Through Life (Part 1).....continued.....Everyone is unique. Each person has something amazing to offer the world. No one person is the same. I love to watch people. I stare…a lot… but I stare because I am so amazed by the different personalities that make up society. I love watching how other mothers interact with their children, how couples interrelate, and how we as strangers affect each other’s lives. I love to combine different characteristics to develop my characters... because just as we are all uniquely different, so too are the characters in books. Like Jacey, who is the main protagonist in The Alias and John, her ex-husband, the antagonist, these two characters are a conglomeration of me, my friends, my family members, people I see on the television or in movies, and strangers that I meet throughout life. My characters are a mix of everything that I love and hate, everything that I want to be, and everything that I hope I never am. Those around us-- our family, our friends and even other people’s stories-- can inspire new stories as well. Something as simple as watching the news can open endless possibilities for a new, suspenseful story. "There is nothing more inspiring than humanity."...Leo Babauta.
The next thing I'd like to highlight is finding your inspiration through objects....(Next post)