KIYOSHI MINO, Artist (felted animals)

Strange and wacky, often filled with nonsense, the internet sometimes produces a gem. Sometimes. This morning, up and at ’em early, (shocker) I started on Twitter. This led me to a story by Jordan Kushins about a veteran who makes felted animals. What? That sounds lame, sorry, they’re not just animals, they’re works of art. After the really cool story, I read her byline which led me to follow her on Twitter (@kushkush) and then start reading her tweets. I know, I fell down one of the bajillion rabbit holes that is Twitter, but it was an adventure worth taking!

I found an awesome post on Ploughshares Literary Magazine site titled, “For Those About To Write (We Salute You) #2 Prompts.” It’s like having your favorite English teacher (You know who you are, Mr. Thigpen!) sitting on your shoulder. Nerdy, nerdy, nerdy, I know, but I’m really thrilled to find this. I’m almost giddy, in fact. Why? Because I need a nudge today. There are many days on which I need a wee shove. I’m reading 52 books this year because I needed a personal challenge to do something I love doing. I love writing too. Push me. Nudge me. Inertia is a wonderful thing.

Where do you find your writing prompts, nudges and inspiration?