Where does a writer get inspiration?

where does inspiration come from?

Lots of writers will tell you that they are inspired by anything and everything. I think inspiration can be put into two categories: the external world and your world within. Poets and writers usually fall into one camp, but some like myself like to hop between the two themes sometimes merging the two, usually to help them make sense of the external world in our own lives. Or conversely to figure out aspects of our psyche and personality that impact our daily lives and those around us.

‘Songs’ falls mainly into the 'world within' category – the clue’s in the title! Whether you believe in the soul or not, writing about issues that are close to your heart and soul certainly makes for some interesting introspection. Common idioms are 'they spoke from the soul' the 'life and soul' of the party or ‘soul-searching’. It's no accident that this word is used to describe our deepest feelings, almost describing the essence of who we are. Soul may mean a different thing to me and you, but we know what we mean when we talk about the soul.

If you’re a person who is in touch with their soul, you will love many of the poems in ‘Songs', if you have cut yourself off from some of the more difficult emotional areas in your life, ‘Songs of My Soul’ may precipitate a small and positive spiritual awakening in you. Either way, do let me know what you think.

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