Another form of inspiration is music. There’s been quite a few times I’ve heard a song and it perfectly described a situation I’ve been in or an opinion that I have about something. Other times, I’ve heard music and it leads to a scenario that I can write because it matches the characters I’ve thought up and what they may be going through at a certain point in the story. Music is a little therapeutic and is great background noise. It helps me write the story and develop the characters.
I realise there are people who are unable to write with music in the background because it’s too distracting or for some other various reason. I guess the trick is finding a place where you can write without being distracted.