I keep a secret stash of writing inspiration on a Pinterest board.
No, it’s not a bunch of cheesy quotes about how “Writers are awesome,” and, “You can do it one word at a time!”
Instead, any time I’m doom scrolling and I come across something that makes me laugh, cry, or get angry; I pin it. Then, when I need a little inspiration for triggering a certain emotion I can go back and look at it.
Would you like to see some examples?
I’ll share some with you, but I warn you, they smack of clickbait. (That’s why I only use them for inspiration.)
Are these true? Are they real people and events? Or are they fictitious constructs?
The answers to those questions don’t really matter. What matters is the effect. Because when you need to write, pulling emotions out of thin air can be challenging.
Having a repository of ready inspiration makes it easier.
And now you know about my secret stash of feels.
– Zac Smith, VC