Small Doses of Inspiration

While I enjoy attending workshops and lectures, sometimes I need inspiration in smaller doses.

During my teaching years, I would pop my head in a neighboring classroom and chat briefly between periods. Those three to five minutes of conversation would be all that I needed to receive (give) encouragement and support.

As a writer, I have to think outside the box if I want that small dose of inspiration. I could call a friend or family member, but the conversation could easily extend beyond five minutes and derail my daily writing practice.

I found the solution in the most unlikely of places—YouTube. The following short clips keep me on track whenever…

I face a daunting task

Receive less-than-stellar reviews or rejections

Or simply need the kind of inspiration that only David Bowie can provide.

Any other small doses to share?

 

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Love the top pic so much, Joanne. Makes me smile. Vistas/pictures of vistas give me a boost and if there can be water, trees, and giant rocks even better. I shared. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Marsha! I collect inspirational pictures and quotes. Great pick-me-uppers! 🙂

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  2. Jeannie Hall says:

    Reblogged this on Jeannie Hall Suspense and commented:

    Inspiration in one of its best forms!

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  3. Kathryn Jane says:

    Reblogged this on Mystery and Romance and commented:

    Need a bit of inspiration?

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  4. Great videos. I saw one yesterday I tweeted along those same lines. Never know what you’ll find on YouTube! https://youtu.be/vV2I6zg7UKk

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    1. Thanks for sharing Harland Sanders’ reinvention story. I’ve bookmarked the video. 🙂

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  5. Barbara Bettis says:

    Very interesting, Joanne. I haven’t made it into U-Tube land yet, but this does seem inviting.

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    1. Hi Barbara, It’s easy to get addicted to YouTube videos. So much inspiration out there! 🙂

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  6. I have a group of friends on FB who can be counted on to share the best videos. I check in with them and get my inspiration fix for the day. 🙂

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    1. Excellent idea! Getting that daily inspiration fix is so important for writers and all creatives. 🙂

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  7. Love this post, Joanne! It’s so easy to lose faith in yourself, but as these videos prove, all you need is the strength of will to never give up!

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  8. Good to see you here, Jacquie. Thanks for all your online support. 🙂

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  9. Ashantay Peters says:

    Wonderful ideas for creative inspiration – thanks! Happy writing!

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    1. You’re very welcome, Ashantay. Hope you’re having a great week. 🙂

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  10. lizkflaherty says:

    I think that’s why I like reading (and writing) blogs so much; they are indeed “small doses of inspiration.” I enjoyed this one!

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    1. Thanks Liz! I’m always on the lookout for inspiration and often find it on blogs. 🙂

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  11. N. N. Light says:

    Great post, Joanne. As for me, I find small doses of inspiration on Pinterest. I’m a visual person and quotes/graphics are sometimes all I need to get inspired.

    I try to stay off You-Tube as I can spend all day on there. lol! 😉

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    1. Good to see you here. Quotes also work for me and I do agree that You Tube can be a major distraction. 🙂

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