The Echo of Inspirations Past: Part 2

I am trying to think of how to not make this post cliché. Originality is a main checking point in whether a literary work is good or not, so I’m trying not to say something too well-understood, or too old.

That’s where things get tricky: coming up with something good to write while making it good to read. One is hard enough. It’s not as if I, a small, faulty human being can come up with the world’s greatest story from my own heart and head. The universe will not bow down and adoringly devour my creations. And it’s not like I, talented as I am (just kidding), can outline plots and characters and all that good stuff within one fell swoosh of my first pen stroke. No; to even have anyone make it past the third chapter or first page of my book I’d have to have had lots of practice and to have been in constant, attentive community with others.

Practice in the right direction only comes if you’re around those sort of people who know what they’re doing (how they or you know it’s the right way is another matter,) and inspiration–well, it seems to come from anywhere. A little girl in a tree, a lamp post–they could be mere sights or sounds. Other stories, Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree and numerous cartoons, influenced Fish Out of Water. God through the Bible will ultimately inspire what we know and portray as love, the way the world works, and truth. If you noticed, all these inspirations must be received.