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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

#WEPFF August Challenge WINNER, Pat Hatt, tells us where he gets his inspiration!

Hi all!

It's a thrill to have Pat Hatt take over the blog today as August's winner.  I asked him to tell us about his story inspiration as this story was a different journey for our Rhyme King.

PASSIONATE NIGHTS – This flash grabbed us by the throat and didn't let go. A completely scary, deep, dark flash where horror came out to play. Certainly a REUNION with a difference.

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I’m being put to work again. You’d think I was getting paid or something. Two posts in a year. Hmm, the cat does 388 in a year. I think I can put out two for WEP. I should stop thinking, or whining, and get to it, huh?

I have done the whole advice thing. I gave so little with a lot. Wasn’t that impressive? No? I guess I will have to try harder. Maybe I’ll go with inspiration. Where does it come from? How does it form? How do you go with it? My, you sure are full of questions.

Inspiration is the key to anything creative. At least if you want to make it half-decent or beyond. If you are miserable doing something or flat out hate it, then you won’t be inspired and…what’s the point? Unless it is your job, which has a point, to live, then why put yourself through that?

Image result for images for inspiration Now that I have your head spinning with inspiration, let’s go further. Where does it come from? What makes a rhyming cat go all serial killer? The answer is easy. Beats the heck out of me. The voices in my head tell me what wants to be told and away I go. I suppose they like to stretch their skill as well.

That’s very helpful, huh? Now you will be able to find inspiration on a whim. Just listen to the voices in your head. The one telling you right now that this nut needs to be put on medication. Wait. Are there none up there? Score a win for me. But guess what? Some days there are. Many people stick a phone to their head. You have a voice in your ear. Listen and take it in, maybe a story shall spin. Maybe even a rhyme. It could happen any time.

And that is the long and short of it. It is happening most any time. You only need to look. How does that work? Easy peasy.

You could look at a tree and see a face. Bingo! Spirit of the Willow Tree.

You could look at a chair and see a butt crease in it. Bingo! The Day The Fat Guy Sat Across From Me.

You could rip off a hangnail. Bingo! My Blood is Blue. Germs That Seeped In and Gave Me Super Powers. How I Lost My Finger. The Four Fingered Man. The Fourth Finger. Where Does The Ring Go?

You could see a chimney. Bingo! What Lives Within. Built With Bricks of Lore.

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 I could go on and on and on. The voices in my head may get mad at me for sharing all of their ideas though. I don’t want them yapping all night, so we’ll stop there. The Voice In The Night. Okay, now I’ll stop and get on with it.

Best of all, these bingos don’t cost money to do. You can just look around and get to thinking. Everything can have a story. The only way they come out half-arsed or as boring as actual bingo, sorry bingo lovers, is if you let them. With a little twist and turn, everything can take a twist and turn.

Does that make sense? If not, now you can have a story about how nuts this guy is. The nutty blogger who wrote an inspiration post that made no sense and ruined my life. You may want to work on that title though, as it is a bit wordy.

The wordy title that caused me to choke to death. A bit less wordy with that one.

Did you see though? It can get a bit morbid the more you go on. I can’t say my entry came like that. But it can and then away I go. Any genre and any subject comes my way and I tackle it when it wants to stay.

Tackle yours and see what happens. You might just find something new that inspires and you enjoy.

So now I am done with my WEP trespass and off I go with my inspiring, hopefully, little rhyming ass.


Enjoy life, forget the strife. 

Thank you, Pat, loved the post.
What about you, readers and writers, 
where do you get your inspiration?

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And don't forget OCTOBER is the
HALLOWEEN DARK PLACES CHALLENGE

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36 comments:

  1. Love it. The voices in my head are loud. And don't harmonise well.

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    1. Could be worse. They could be all Brady Bunch level cheery.

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  2. Writers are so unique, and Pat, you take the cake! Loved it! Thank you!

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    1. Can I give the cake back and take money instead?

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  3. That was great!Thank you! The voices in my head are the main cause of my sleep deprivation.

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    1. That they can do. Sure happens at our zoo.

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  4. Thanks Pat and Yolanda - I think we all have voices in our heads ... and mine has been thinking about the darkness of October ... great reminder - cheers Hilary

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    1. Think away and write what comes out to play

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  5. I like the paths your inspiration takes. So convoluted and so spot on. We all must be crazy, all of us, writers. We all hear voices.

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    1. Goes this way and that, crazy where we are at.

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  6. Inspiration takes many forms and I see scenes more than hear voices in my head except when I'm arguing with myself. . .so maybe there is one voice in there. I agree that anything can be inspiring, but it's what we do with that inspiration that counts.

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    1. Arguing with yourself can sure be fun.

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  7. Hi,
    I agree that we have small voices within us that have a lot to say. The key is learning how to listen and not only listen but to do something about whatever they're saying. It helps you especially when your inspiration is dragging. That's when I find my inner voices encouraging me by telling me it is time to get moving.
    Thanks for your inspiring post.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G

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    1. Yeah, doing something sure is key too.

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  8. Thanks for having me and kinda the cat and the rest of the voices at WEP. Already got October's ready to go. Crazy voices just never shut up, you know lol

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  9. I agree with Pat that we need to be inspired by whatever we are writing and he demonstrated how creative we can be if we let our imagination go free. :)

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    1. Let it fly free and creative one can be.

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  10. Hi from Paris, Pat. Great post. A giggle a minute but truth to be found. Profound.

    Glad you're going to rock October too! I'm with you!

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    1. Is the giggle from the post or all the French wine? lol

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  11. I am glad that the little voices said to check the FB page one more time tonight. That's where a friend shared this link.
    Enjoyable read and good thought pattern along with a few smiles.
    Congratulations for your perusing your path!

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    1. Good to check one more time, never know who may drop a dime.

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  12. If I didn't have the voices in my head, I would be lonely. No one to talk to.

    Betty

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    1. Keep one at play all through the day.

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  13. Sometimes inspiration comes just from being away from work... watering the garden, feeding the birds (and squirrels), picking flowers, riding a bike, shooting a sunset or moonrise... but voices in the head... that could be a little Halloween scary!

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    1. Being far away from the 9-5 helps indeed. Bah, voices are scary at any feed.

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  14. I don't have voices in my head, but sometimes when I write dialogue I speak aloud as both characters to see if it sounds right!

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    1. Haha do you throw your voice too if a woman's dialogue comes due?

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  15. I enjoyed this post! Inspiration is indeed everywhere, I tend to get ideas from my dreams, so I guess that could be considered voices in my head,

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    1. Dreams sure work. Can bring many a story perk.

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  17. Pat; Don't know if I should be glad I'm in good company about the voices in my head; or be afraid, because there are others out there... just like me !

    Hope you've put all your story ideas down on paper, I know if I don't, I lose them; not that it's a great loss, considering the $%^& that's over at trout towne ☺☺☺☺♥

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    1. lol maybe be a little scared, but more fun that way. I have many jotted down, but a few rolling around up there that stay and those are the ones that go next.

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  18. Pat, it sounds like your muse never sleeps. Can I borrow her/him sometime? Heh.

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  19. Some days inspiration attacks so fleetingly it does not even lite a spark of an idea. Other days I can't get to the computer fast enough. Of course, inspiration is more likely to strike when I'm in the middle of something else entirely.

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  20. What a fun post LOL. "Beats the heck out of me" is my favorite answer ever for the inspiration question. I am going to borrow it sometimes.

    Congratulations again on your well-deserved win, Pat!!

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