Erotica author, aka Elspeth Potter, on Writing from the Inside

Friday, November 26, 2010

Things I Like To Write About

I'm trying to find my bliss.

It's been so long since I've deliberately sought out inspiration on this scale that it feels like something new! I haven't had time to come up with a totally new project since back in 2007. Ever since then, I've been writing from book to book, under contractual demands. It's freeing to imagine all the different things I could be writing right now; or, at least, after I finish a couple of short-term writing goals from the to-do list.

I'm trying a bit of free-association. What have I written about in the past that gave me great joy? What thrills me when I read about it? What things/situations/events make me eager to write? And can I reduce some of my free association to a list of Things I Like which might coalesce into a new idea?

World War One
losing and finding family
colonialism
space opera
horses
social class
psychic powers
hats
cities
postwar traumas
formal address
woolly mammoths


...and the list goes on.

2 comments:

  1. i'd love to read what comes from being inspired by that amazing list of things!

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