Mama Diaries

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Where Do My Stories Come From?


It's that time again—time to answer the question of the month from the Insecure Writer's Support Group. What is the source of inspiration for my stories?

Life. It triggers some kind of creative mechanism in my body that causes words to fly out of my brain onto paper.

Here are the specifics:

That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN:  Inspired by years of sleep deprivation due to my needy babies.

That Mama is a Grouch:  Inspired by tripping over my kids' toys and breaking my toe.

Ten Zany Birds:  Inspired by a birthday invitation my daughter received. 

Don't Feed the Elephant:  Inspired by a trip to the zoo and an ice cream cone.

Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China:  Inspired by my attempt to dig a hole to China when I was a kid.

Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure:  Inspired by my trip to Belize.

Bubba and Squirt's City of Bones:  Inspired by my trip to Paris.

And here I am with Bubba, the source of inspiration for the Bubba character of my books. (Wonder what story I'll write from being inspired in a 50's diner and a decadent milkshake!)