It can be hard to pin down what we find inspiring. Something that stirs one person into life might make another stomp around feeling grumpy.
And influences can do their work silently – you may not realise the effect they’ve had until it comes out in your writing.
I suppose we’re all seeking the spark that makes you believe you can write. Something which convinces you that it wasn’t weirdness that caused you to make up stories in your head or play-act bits of dialogue while waiting for the bus – it was the writer in you trying to come out. It’s uplifting to discover how liberating creativity can be and that you – yup, you – can entertain, move and make connections with people who read your words.