I came across this article on writing inspiration that I thought was interesting. The author, Leo Babauta, put together a list of things, places, and activities a writer can do to gain inspiration. I thought it was funny that he states “it can come from the unlikeliest sources.” Its true that you never know what is going to inspire you. Writers inspiration is a key part to the writing process. I agree with Babauta that, “Every writer needs to find inspiration in order to produce inspired writing.”
A few that I found to be quite helpful were free writing, the writing journal, and people watching. You can sometimes get your best inspiration from your surroundings.