How's this for how some of our inspiring figures invoke the muse....
Colette first picked fleas from her cat, then wrote.
Voltaire used his lover's naked back as a writing desk.
T.S. Eliot preferred to write when he had a head cold.
Tea was a stimulant for Dr. Johnson and W.H. Auden. Johnson was reported to have frequently consumed twenty-five cups at one sitting.
Willa Cather read the bible.
Or how's this for different writing positions...
Standers - Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Lewis Caroll
Lie-downers - Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, Dame Edith Sitwell (in an open coffin)
Bathtub soakers - Benjamin Franklin, Diane Ackerman
Writers in the nude - Victor Hugo, D.H. Lawrence
After a Long Walker-ers - William Wordsworth, Charles Dickens (20-30 miles a day)
And me? Sometimes it's just something someone says. A while ago for some reason someone said, 'Bang, crash.' Then I thought of the stock market crash of a few years ago, and then ...
And I'm definitely a walker-away-er. I write a few sentences, then walk away/wander around. Then come back for more.
Really curious to know what might inspire any of you. And if you have any interesting 'writing positions' ?