What sets off your imagination?
I have to admit, a sunset may be beautiful, and can be on the top of some peoples inspirational list, but they're too calming for me, and I end up yawning and reaching for my pillow. Sunrises . . . well, the same thing. (I'm not a morning person.) But when I listen to music, I can see all sorts of adventures going on in my head. I'm sure the recording artists, aka singers, would be happy that their music did more than just get our toes tapping and butts wriggling. Face it, if music didn't grab the audiences heart, the big movie companies would not invest millions of dollars into orchestras to create a scene of movement, making us go faster, or slower, keeping our pulse in pace with their tempo. And they would end their productions with the sound of the film flapping and the lights coming back on.
I have the soundtrack to Pirates of the Caribbean-The Curse of the Black Pearl, and I listened to it while I wrote my novela. It inspired every word--made me see the waves as the ships coursed though the ocean along with the music. I hope writing can be the same way. If we use our words right, then our readers can feel what the characters are going through, can be frightened, or filled with joy. The last thing we would want to happen is . . . nothing. How sad would that be? Indifference? No emotional connection at all? Might as well put down that pen, uh, close that laptop down and find a new . . . no! Learn how write better. Take a seminar in writing. Go to conferences, there are so many out there. Let your love show through, and listen to the music that inspires your heart.