Writing Inspiration – Talks at Google & Pixar

When I’m marketing and not working on my writing directly, I need a different kind of inspiration than writing playlists. This is actually a time when You Tube’s suggested videos help me a lot. I can listen to authors at various talks, or documentaries of my favorite movies. Here’s a little sample:

The host of this Google Talk is really awkward sometimes, but Rothfuss is so gracious and adorably intelligent.

I find this series on Pixar very helpful while I prepare for revisions or am stuck. They’re short enough that I can use them during a snack break to remind me of something I’m missing and inspirational enough to really keep me on track.

What inspires you?

Hamlet – Inspiration Playlist

I typically move from “Momming” directly into writing, and sometimes need to do both at once. I use music to help with that transition, or inspirational You Tube playlists.

Since Marissa Meyer of The Lunar Chronicles is a huge influence on me, her writing playlist easily gets me into the mood of my Horatio story. It starts with Firefly, for criminy’s sake.