I have no idea where my ideas come from... but I can tell you this. I get some of my best ideas when I'm listening to music. The right song can really set the tone for a story or an art project. It connects me to my Muses, and helps me find The Zone, that fabled flow state from which all creative work emerges.
The Road to Inspiration...
Some of my favorite musicians/bands to sample when you're in need of inspiration...
Nine Inch Nails
Big news, readers! I'm hosting a sultry summer short story contest on Indigo Skye: Ink and Art. Winners will receive fabulous prizes, and I'll publish the top stories on my site! Here's the scoop...
Theme: Heat Wave
Deadline: June 30, 2011
Submission Guidelines: Stories should be set in the summertime, in a sexy outdoor locale. The hotter, the better!
Length: 3,000 words or less
How to Enter: Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on June 30, 2011. Text can appear in the body of the email, or in a separate .rtf attachment. Winning stories will be published on http://indigoskyeinkandart.blogspot.com in July.
Fabulous Prizes- E-books, signed print editions of Her Captive Muse and Red Roses & Shattered Glass, Eden Fantasys goodies, gift cards, and more!