Putting Fuel in the Inspiration Tank – Daily Quote


It seems I am always writing. I have written in doctor offices, hospital rooms, coffee shops, during quiet time as babies napped, while standing in countless lines, waiting for a mechanic to fix my car, while the family watches tv, as I cook dinner and eat and while I listen to blaring music. None of those situations impede my ability to concentrate on constructing sentences, forming paragraphs and reaching for unique word combinations. In fact, the more distractions the more I write. My mind focuses to block the cacophony.

Reading, however, requires solitude and silence. Early Sunday morning quietude, a steaming cup of coffee, and my current book provides a blissful indulgence. Time stretches as the pages turn. Thoughts surge, forming deep whirlpools of unconnected facts, and the well of inspiration fills.

Does reading fill your creativity tank?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

9 thoughts on “Putting Fuel in the Inspiration Tank – Daily Quote

  1. I need to have peace and quiet to write, aside from listening to wordless electronica. So I find myself writing late at night which leaves me tired and the cycle continues, early to rise and late to bed. I could do with breaking the trend. Reading requires silence too, I guess I like solitude!

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    • I love solitude, but I must play the cards I have been dealt. Somehow I can manage writing with distractions, and it often extends into late night hours if I haven’t achieved my daily word count goal.

      I hope you have fun experimenting with your writing times. 🙂🖋


  2. definitely! i read and therefore i am inspired to write, this is a lovely post Jo, reading this is also quite inspiring. feeling another writer’s passion for the written word. when i read i can block out noise and distraction. i am in the book!

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