You don’t need to be a writer or an artist to be inspired. Nature has always been able to take my breath away – and there’s so much about our own planet that I’m stilling learning about I can’t help but bring it into my work.

I’m sure you’ve heard of spelunking or, for the average joe/josephine, cave exploration. When I started looking into the natural sciences and geology for book two of The Chronicles of Xannia, Cadence of Consequences I was blown away by what I found.

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It is indescribable what nature is capable of and these caves though they seem like something from a work of science fiction are real and reachable.

What you might find even more incredible is that when I tried explaining to an older, learned gentleman I used to work for that my fiction stories were in fact based on reality – he didn’t believe me. He could not comprehend the size and expansive nature of some of these natural caverns. He threw up a mental wall, shook his head condescendingly and never gave it a second thought.

I don’t know about you, but simply knowing these places exist is not enough – they are definitely on my bucket list of things to do and places to see. And I tell you what… I love that I was right – lol!

What inspires you? Where do you draw strength and a sense of purpose from in your life? And – what’s on your bucket list πŸ˜‰ ? I’d love to know.

Published by M.J. Moores

I am a writer of adventure stories (although this is not an official category my writing spans YA, NA, Speculative Fiction, and Romance) who taught high school English in a past life. I am a freelance writers and editor who loves giving creative writing workshops and advising about the self-publishing landscape. I'll have 3 books published in my Chronicles of Xannia series as of April 2017, 3 non-fic industry publications, three short stories in two anthologies, and one essay on the believability factor in fiction writing in a guide to writing. I am a mother and a wife with an OCD bent toward organization - but I hate cleaning and anything related to it, so I'm definitely not a housekeeper! ;) I learned how to shoot an olympic bow when I was in high school and I look forward to taking it up again in the future. I enjoy playing adventure games on my PSIII, X-Box 360, and Wii. I have a quick mind and a good sense of humour but I am not a humourous person, though I try.

2 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. I completely agree – the world around us is highly inspirational. I like to explore a place, to find it’s secrets and marvel at the beauty of all that is often overlooked. I also gain inspiration from people, from observing behaviour and listening to the stories they have to tell. As for my bucket list – I don’t have anything written down, but I definitely want to travel. I want to go far and wide, experience new cultures and find hidden treasures!


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