Some days, it seems the Halls of the Directorate are filled with Agents bemoaning their Lack of Inspiration.
Pah! What a feeble Excuse! Henceforth, any Agent who dares Proffer it will be Imprisoned in a dark Closet with the Plot Spider and her little Spiderlings. Perhaps the sensation of Thousands of tiny Feet clambering over your Helpless Body will prove sufficient Inspiration.
However, I fear that Agents who are not in the Environs of the Directorate may not Benefit from such gentle Inspiration. Hence, I offer alternate Sources. I encourage you to Peruse these Offerings. What exquisite Tales hide in each, waiting only for your Skill and Persistence to bring them Forth!
The Library of Congress digital collection contains a wealth of images, audio files, videos, and printed documents on any Subject you can Imagine. Who could not be Inspired by Images such as this?
Art: Tor.com’s A Is For Artist series neatly arranges Artists in Alphabetical Order, providing easy Access to Hundreds of images sure to Strike you with Inspiration.
- Foxes Zero In on Prey Via Earth’s Magnetic Field
- Thunderstorms Caught Making Antimatter
- Chess Grandmasters Use Twice the Brain
Surely you needn’t even read the Articles to think of a dozen Tales!
Inspiration is Everywhere
If nothing else, I trust this List of Splendid Resources serves to Demonstrate the wealth of Inspiration that Surrounds you. Your Recalcitrance, I fear, has murkier Roots, and the feeble cry “But I don’t have an Idea!” is but a cowardly Facade. Wrest your Idea from the Aether — and then Confront the true Nature of your Reluctance, ere you are confronted by a Hound.
Upon what Sources of Inspiration do you rely? Share with us in the Comments, Brave Agents!