have no idea who defined inspiration as ‘a
sudden good idea’. But key words important in this definition are sudden and good. At least, not all inspirations last. Most good inspirations
come in a flash and it takes an adept and conscious writer to capture it
completely even in its short stay.
brilliance, and this goes to show that inspiration can come good or can come bad. If this is true, then we can refer to an anonymous writer’s ‘…not all inspirations are good. They are
transient, a once occurrence’. I choose to say that inspiration is like a
comet. It flashes from your realm of imagination and might never return to you
if you miss the view of its long tail.
inspiration comes in a flash [brief and sudden], it should be TREASURED,
CHERISHED, AND PAMPERED. It’s like a new
born; PRECIOUS, COSTLY & PRIZED. Thus,
it MUST and SHOULD be guarded with all available uniformed sense and weaponed
intelligence to avoid baby-switch or knowledge plagiarism.
is a weapon against idleness. Even the Bible says that he who MUST eat MUST have to WORK. I.e. he who desires a
masterpiece needs EXTRA IMPETUOUS.
to refer to is the sad incident that led to the incompletion of Coleridge’s KUBLA
KHAN. …this seminal; if not apocalyptic
lyric was interrupted by THE MAN FROM PURLOCK [A metaphor]. Care MUST be
taken to avert similar fates awaiting creative writers. Sudden good ideas can’t wait…. PET it now. FEED it now. DOMESTICATE it. GET INSPIRED!