Like many other writers, I'm inspired by lots of things. The ideas come from occasionally weird places, such as the bone my dog is chewing on, or The Beast*, a genetics machine/monster that I do my research with.
Most of the time, however, music really gets the creative pot a'simmering. Case in point, the latest WIP I've got going was not only kicked off by my love of history, but also this song:
Then there was this one**.
Most recently, it's this:***
So, what's your Muse Fuel?
*I mean this. It's the devil. An expensive devil. If I could get the 96 capillary array version, I'd be the happehest gurl in th' woirld.
**It's worth mentioning that The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack (Trevor Jones & Randy Edelman) is twelve kinds of awesome.
***My playlists (and cds) span many genres, much to the chagrin of my boyfriend.