I was reading a book the other day about interviews from different songwriters, and how they started writing, how hard it is to get their songs recorded and how they got inspired. Some said, it helped to have a guitar (or other instrument) in hand, others said they needed total peace and quiet to write, and so on.
While reading that, I got to thinking how I get inspired to write songs and poetry. Writing just out of the blue does happen often, but I find that my best works are born when I have my ukulele in my grasp. I'll be sitting there, just strumming some chords and then suddenly words come from my mouth! But sadly, I've forgotten a lot of songs because I didn't write it down quick enough, so I always make sure I have a pad and pencil nearby to jot things down as soon as their created.
Inspiration sometimes doesn't always come to me when I play the ukulele. There are times when nature, reading, artwork and other music helps me come up with new ideas. I take what I see and incorporate it somewhere in my writings.
It's just amazing how different writers all have different ways of coming up with fresh ideas. Just goes to show you, how everyone's ideas are unique, special and long to get out, and the way we do that is through music, art and writing!
Start writing! ;)