Early Morning Inspiration

Today was a day filled with inspiration and creativity as I set out to find a peaceful spot to do some writing. As I searched for the perfect location, I came across a serene spot and sat down to brainstorm. While I was there, a beautiful bird with a splash of yellow on its tail flew by, sparking my imagination and leading me to think about a story about an airplane pilot who travels to the edge of the flat earth.

Before beginning my writing each day, I spend some time practicing yoga to improve my posture and come up with ideas for my writing. This morning, while doing yoga, I had the idea of offering writing resources to my fans.

After finding a good spot, I spent an hour working on my novel, focusing on a character named Melissa, the daughter of the general of the Bocoy’s army. Melissa finds herself in a difficult situation but remains determined to do what is best for her country, despite being in government since her mother helped seize power in the city. I hope she can find a way out of her predicament.

Later in the day, I worked on optimizing the search results for my fiction blog and then went to the supermarket. In the evening, I watched the sunset and relaxed, but before the end of the day, I wanted to share a writing prompt that I came up with:

It’s a cold, snowy winter day and you’re curled up by the fireplace, trying to stay warm when you hear a strange noise coming from outside. Looking out the window, you see a group of flying reindeer pulling a sled full of brightly wrapped presents that lands on your roof. A magical creature with a long white beard and a red suit hops off the sled and starts delivering presents down the chimney.

As you watch in amazement, the creature notices you and beckons you closer. At first, you hesitate, but eventually, you can’t resist the temptation and approach the fireplace. The creature hands you a small box wrapped in silver paper and a note that says “Do not open until Christmas morning.”

Filled with curiosity and excitement, you tuck the box away under the tree. On Christmas morning, you can hardly contain your excitement as you unwrap the present and find a magical amulet inside that allows you to fly. As you test out your new ability, you fly off into the snowy sky and discover a world full of magical creatures and wonder. What adventures will you have in this magical winter wonderland?

37 thoughts on “Early Morning Inspiration

  1. Excellent writing prompt. Your website looks so beautiful, My only criticism is the lack of a ‘like’ button on Your Posts. Thanks for sharing Your Creative Mind and Inspiration for Writing.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Sean! It means a lot to me to hear that you enjoyed my writing prompt and find my website beautiful. I appreciate your feedback about the ‘like’ button, and I have followed your advice by adding it to my blog. I’m always looking for ways to improve my website and make it a more enjoyable experience for my readers. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my post, and I hope you’ll continue to enjoy my creative writing in the future.

  2. The journey into Truth can be quite awsome but worthwhile as part of the journey into the Self, for which curiosity has been implanted in free minds.

    1. Thank you, gratzite, for your insightful comment. I couldn’t agree more that the journey into truth is both awesome and worthwhile, and that curiosity is a driving force in our quest to understand ourselves and the world around us. As a fiction writer, I find that exploring the human condition through storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to connect with readers and delve into those deeper truths. Your comment reminds me of the importance of staying curious and open-minded, both as a writer and as a human being, in order to continue learning and growing on our journey towards self-discovery. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and I hope to continue this conversation in the future.

  3. Hi Sebastian! I’m so glad that you’re finding your balance and spending time on what makes your soul happy! 😊

    Writing is itself like the magical amulet in your Christmas prompt. It liberates the imagination to soar high!

    Here’s wishing you the very best! Keen to read your novel and Merry Christmas 🎄

    1. Thank you so much, Harshi, for your kind words and support. Writing truly is like a magical amulet that can transport us to other worlds and unlock our imagination. It’s been a journey for me to find balance in my life and focus on what truly makes me happy, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to share my passion for writing with others. Your encouragement means a lot to me, and I hope that my writing can continue to inspire and entertain you in the future. Thank you again for your well wishes, and I wish you late a Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season!

  4. I like the idea of a flat earth. My mind sees it as a smokey dreamy place. if it were me, I would like to have a ticket on the next flying train to outer space instead of an amulet. fun.

    1. Thank you, Michele, for your comment and sharing your unique perspective. The concept of a flat earth can indeed be quite intriguing and thought-provoking. I’m glad that my post has sparked your imagination and got you thinking about different possibilities. I love how you suggest taking the idea of exploration to the next level by hopping on a flying train to outer space. It’s fascinating to imagine all the possibilities and adventures that could await us beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. Thank you for your contribution to the conversation and for adding to the sense of wonder and curiosity that makes writing such a fulfilling endeavor.

    1. Thank you, Pete, for your support and for sharing your own creative work with me. I truly appreciate it when fellow artists and writers connect and offer each other encouragement and opportunities for growth. I will definitely check out your work and see what inspiration I can draw from it. Your generosity and kindness are much appreciated, and I wish you all the best in your own creative endeavors. Thank you again for reaching out, and I look forward to staying in touch.

    1. Thank you, Patrick, for your kind words and your input on my writing prompt. It’s always rewarding to hear that someone enjoys my work and finds it engaging. I agree with you that the idea of a magical amulet has great potential to drive a high fantasy story with lots of excitement and adventure. Your feedback is very valuable to me and gives me more motivation to continue exploring new ideas and creating stories that captivate and inspire my readers. Thanks again for taking the time to read and comment on my work, and I look forward to sharing more with you in the future.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Rachelle! Knowing that someone enjoys my writing is the greatest motivation to keep going and keep creating new stories. I truly appreciate your support and encouragement and hope that my writing continues to inspire you in the future. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my work, and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

  5. Wonderful reading. I too have a quiet spot and a magical back yard for relaxing. Sitting outside and watching the wildlife that comes out only in the wee hours is enthralling. At this moment I can slide into that imaginary world where I visit with and explore with them. It readies my mind for the writing to come. As for the Amulet I would use it to travel to that magical world of imagination where anything is possible. Keep writing and dreaming.

    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, David! It’s wonderful to hear that you also have a peaceful spot for inspiration and creativity. Your experience of watching the wildlife in your magical backyard is truly enchanting, and I’m glad that it helps to ready your mind for writing. And yes, the magical amulet can definitely take us to new and exciting worlds where anything is possible. Keep exploring and dreaming, my friend.

  6. Nice story! Ted Chiang’s wonderful short story “Tower Of Babylon” suggests the idea that the world is a cylinder. Based on the ancient story about the tower built in Babylon, it took workers a year to reach the top, where the Tower met the Firmament. As they mined through the Firmament, water poured in, and the workers rolled through a gap and days later found themselves alive, lying in the desert sand. They looked up and saw the Tower in the distance. It would be a year before they climbed to the top of the Tower again. Stay well over the festive period! Piers

    1. Thank you for your kind words and for sharing the story of “Tower of Babylon” by Ted Chiang. It’s always inspiring to hear about other works that explore the mysteries of the universe. Wishing you a late happy and healthy holiday season as well!

    1. Thank you, Gloria! I’m glad you enjoyed the prompt and found it inspiring. It’s always heartwarming to hear that my writing can inspire creative play and spark the imagination of others. And yes, sanctuary is so important, especially during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Wishing you and your family a late wonderful and creative holiday season!

  7. Thank you very much for this post. Like all your writing, the writing prompt in this post is very intriguing and it illustrates your terrific imagnination.

    However, I think it is equally interesting to learn that you practice yoga every morning, in part to help your writing. In my writing, I have found that it is very important to find a nice quiet place to write and to develop a routine that is conducive to my writing. I would encourage all aspiring writers reading your blog to find some writing routine that works for them.

    1. Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Steve. I agree that having a routine and a conducive writing space is important for writers. I find that yoga and meditation help me clear my mind and tap into my imagination, but everyone’s process is different. It’s all about finding what works for you. Happy writing!

  8. I like your style of writing too, Sebastian. For example, although I know Santa isn’t real, the way you explained him- “A magical creature with a long white beard and a red suit hops off the sled and starts delivering presents down the chimney.
    As you watch in amazement, the creature notices you and beckons you closer.” made me, for those few seconds, believe that he was real. It was an amazing feeling. Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Mayuri! As a writer, there’s nothing more satisfying than hearing that my words have made an impact on my readers, even if it’s just for a few seconds. I’m glad I could give you that feeling of wonder and magic. Happy late holidays!

  9. Would you believe I did not recognize Santa at first?! My, Gosh, I really am losing it. Yet that was a great twist to your story as it begins where writing so often does: sitting down with a still piece of paper, a pen, and an idea.

    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I’m glad the twist caught you off guard. It’s always fun to play with reader expectations. And you’re absolutely right, starting with a blank piece of paper can be daunting, but it’s also where the magic of writing begins.

  10. Thank you for sharing your inspirational story; I love the word “CURIOSITY.” I’m always curious about your imagination and creativity in your writing, and this story reveals your sovereign heart.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Rae! It means a lot to me that my story inspired you and that my writing ignites your curiosity. Keep exploring your own imagination and creativity!

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