Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wednesday Writers Weigh In: Inspiration of Olympic sized Proportions!

Did you know that the Greeks included Poetry Competitions in the Olympics? 

To celebrate, NPR is hosting the Poetry Games.  They have invited poets from all over the globe to participate by submitting poems inspired by althetes and athletics.

Have the Olympics inspired you to write a story? 

Summertime can be very busy...and very inspirational!

I was inspired to write a new story about one boy's desire to be tall enough to ride the Bumper Cars while spending time on the Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, NJ with some kids last weekend. 

What other summer time adventures or activities this summer have inspired your writing?

Writers...Weigh In!


  1. Hmmm.. haven't found inspiration in the Olympics (yet) but a trip to a Whaling Museum in Sag Harbor during my vacation has given me ideas for a picture book and two middle grade novels.

    1. WOW! A PB and TWO MGs!!!!! Now that's inspiration! Way to go, Beth!

  2. On my way to the summer conference in LA, and I anticipate many ideas being generated! On the drive down I filled up a page with ideas (while at stoplights, not while driving!)

    Also, the person who sub-letted my room for the summer turned out to be an amazing friend. We've gone on adventures and I've sketched so much! He's also turning into a character in a MG novel, he just doesn't know it yet :)