Inspiration is a weird beast. You need it to write things that become an interesting story.
Finding inspiration is also a weird beast. It’s different for many people. Some sit and wait for inspiration to come. That’s a way to do it, but I think that’s a slow process.
Others go out and look for inspiration. They hunt it down, clobber it and drag it back to their writer’s cave. That’s more like it. Writing shouldn’t be a sit-down-and-wait process. It needs action, just like the stories need action.
Mr Twain has my idea to approach this.
Don’t sit and wait. Inaction is never the solution, in my view, not for writing and not in life.
Writers often go out into the ‘wilderness of thoughts/ideas’ and come up with the strangest things. And sometimes those things become real. Look at the Star Trek series created by Gene Roddenberry. He came up with this idea, grabbed it and ran with it. Millions of people know it. And so many things that emerged from the show are now real, like personal communicators (smartphones), the tablets they waved around so long ago already. Physicists are even making progress with transporter beams, be it in a very limited way.
I think writers have the best tools to be daring and ‘boldly go where no one has gone before’. Look at the way naturist fiction is developing. More and more books emerge, anthologies like “Murder in the nudist colony” pop up (and more are coming), and hopefully this is just the start.
The more naturist fiction comes out, in more genres (which sometimes means going out on a limb too), the more widespread our lifestyle and our books will become. More people will see them and start reading them, because they can’t avoid them.
We just have to keep writing. And find inspiration for them.