Inspiration is an integral part of the writing process, without it you are stuck. I don’t have a lot of problems with inspiration; it seems to overrun my mind. However, once I started a book with giant eagles and was so busy with promoting my published books that a year went by. When I tried to continue writing it, I wasn’t sure what to write. So, I watched a movie about eagles and went to an eagle presentation in the aviary and asked some questions and I was on my way again.
Watching movies in the subject you are writing will help with ideas. Have a notepad when you watch anything. You never know when a face, a place or a scene will spark an idea.
Watching a documentary on something that pertains to your book genre, will also help.
Read books and magazines in your subject. You can use them for free from the library.
Google the theme you are going to write about and see what ideas you get.
Visit author’s blogs and read about writing.
Be a people watcher (without staring.) It is amazing what people do or say, that may inspire you.
Music can be an inspiring thing by itself. I wrote a romance novel while I listened to my favorite romantic music. My fingers couldn’t go fast enough for my brain.
Arts or a museum could help to start the creative juices. The color and the scenes portrayed in them are inspiring.
Watch children at play. They do and say the cutest things and have great imaginations.
Now go, and happy writings to you…