You're probably looking at this picture and wondering what do these three ladies have in common? Well, they're all goddesses that I find fairly interesting. During this time, I think we should embrace things that inspire us. Also, I think it’s neat when writing ideas seem to come to people in an instant. It’s as if a person can look at something and BOOM! a story is born. What I find even more interesting is when people get inspired by random things.
Most of you may not know this, but I like mythology. When I was little, I remember going to my local library to borrow Greek mythology books. One of the first stories I read was “Cupid & Psyche”. My second favorite story is of “Persephone & Hades”. I can’t say I have a third favorite, so I’ll have to work on that. In my seventh grade English class, I aced a test we had about Greek mythology. I’m not sure why we had a test about Greek mythology, but it was fun nonetheless.
Now that I’m older, some of my mythology knowledge has faded, but I still try to brush up on it. My boyfriend also likes mythology. He’ll play videogames, including God of War and SMITE. (If you really like mythology I highly recommend SMITE. The game is a smorgasbord of different lores.)
One day I was feeling so inspired that I decided to write to the creators of SMITE. I gave them lore samples. The creators at SMITE responded to me and told me to keep sending them lores and they might possibly use them. I’ve yet to send them more content, but I admit it was fun to write in a different genre from my usual. Mythology randomly gave me inspiration to write.
I encourage you to seek inspiration. The most random thing you see may give you a book idea. Let your thoughts flow, and you may be pleasantly surprised with how much writing you’ll get done.
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Roxanne Ridge writes for the youth. Not to mention, writing is peaceful.