Writing inspiration: What inspired you?

List five stories that you’ve written or started. Where did the inspiration come for those stories? Can you get lightning to strike twice by finding an analogous way to be inspired? For example, if the ideas for a story came from walking through a geologically intriguing setting such as a desert canyon, walk through a different geologically intriguing setting, such as to a waterfall.


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.