My favorite thing about being a writer is that I can get inspiration from anything. I can get it from a book, movie, song, something my friend's say, a random stranger walking down the street, or accidentally eavesdropping on someone's conversation.
Most of all, I get my inspirations from my dreams. My dreams usually don't make any sense. One minute I could be sitting on a park bench reading a book, and the next thing I know (just from lifting my gaze away from the pages) I'm in the back seat of a car rolling off a cliff. Morbid, I know, but it just proves that they are the most random things that occur to me.
Sometimes, even the most surreal which gives me more and more ideas for books. I love hearing form someone "How do you come up with all of these ideas?" I get new ideas so much, that I have started a new inspiration notebook. Every time I get inspired by anything (and I mean anything) I write it down in the notebook or glue/tape an object into it along with the date. I keep it with me at all times.
So how about you? What inspires you to do what you love?
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman