20 thoughts on “Guest post: Where do authors find their inspiration? by Richard Brawer

    • Richard Brawer says:

      Hi Yvonne,
      Thank you for ready my post on author inspiration. I agree that inspiration can come from the most mundane details. There is a town near mine with a Quaker congregation that goes back to the 1600s. their present Meeting House was built in 1812. The town was having an historic day and I took a tour of the Meeting House. In my coming book I have a Quaker woman as the girlfriend of the protagonist.

      Richard Brawer


  1. KathyMcIntosh says:

    Wow. I love that you found inspiration in local lectures. Sometimes we forget that ideas lurk everywhere. I’m putting Silk Legacy on my To Read list, and Keiretsu sounds fascinatilng.


    • Richard Brawer says:

      Hi Kathy,
      Thank you for reading my guest post. If you get a chance to read Silk Legacy I would be interested to know what you think. As for Keiretsu, it has become more interesting now that there is this trouble with North Korea as all you have to do is substitute countries and the same thing is going on.
      Richard Brawer


  2. Patricia Scholes says:

    My inspiration?

    I used to be a foster parent. These kids’ stories are devastating enough to break your heart. They are true survivors. The main characters in my stories also have much to overcome before they can conquer their obstacles.

    And then there are so many others I know who face seemingly insurmountable difficulties, and approach them as mere challenges.


  3. Margaret Muir says:

    I agree Inspiration comes from all sorts of things and I think because older writers have done more, seen more and had more experiences in life, they have an immense treasure trove of trivia to inspire them (that’s my bonus for being old).


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