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    Sudden Jolts

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by CreeWolf, Feb 10, 2012.

    So I just finished watching this series called "The Fades". During the season finale one of the more important scenes resolves in a most unexpected and jarring way and it just felt like a punch in my emotional gut. But, despite the rage and despair it brought about, I couldn't help but feel the sudden inspiration to write and focus on those same powerful feelings. So my question is this: Have you ever read, watched, or experienced anything that filled you with such powerful emotion you just wanted to capture it on the page?
     
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    It happens to me every time I watch or read something good :)
     
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    Yes,

    I watched The Aphrodite Inheritence, a 1979 tv miniseries by Michael J Bird, and fairly much the moment I finished it, wrote Pawn. 83k started on the 9th of December and finished three days ago.

    Cheers, Greg.
     
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    Hi CreeWolf,

    Yes, it happens. And those types of books tend to end up in my "favorites" pile. I'm glad you've found something that gives you such inspiration.

    Good luck in your writing!
     
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    believe it or not, i just did, only minutes ago!... here's what i simply could not not write [it's an email to my sister, who understands my weirdness]:

     
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    I mostly get strong inspiration from dreams. I wake up and can hardly start the day because all I want to do is write.
     
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    Happens all the time when I am involved in a good story. Movie, TV Show, book, or life, it can all just give me the irresistable urge to write a story. :D
     
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    I get that inspired on a regular basis. I have a feeling it's a prerequisite for writing. Something just goes POW! and you're heartbroken and tearful and exalted and exuberant and uncontainable and somehow humble. We all experience this and that's why we're who we are.
     
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    mammamaia - yes and YES AGAIN!! Except my "to die for" piece has always been Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The Ode to Joy has to be the greatest single melody ever written - at least that's the judgment of my DNA, which cannot help but react when I hear it. A close second is his Seventh Symphony, especially the second movement. When I first saw "The King's Speech", I cried at the end, not only from that wonderful act of courage and triumph, but because of the second movement of the Seventh that accompanied it. Later, when talking to my mother about the film (and urging her to see it), I had a very hard time keeping my voice steady.
     
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    Hm, a couple of times I've been inspired to create my own story by a movie, and the summer 2010 I read a book that when I put it down I thought "I'm going to take up writing again!" after not having written for like a decade!!! so in that sense yes! the story itself had nothing to do with what I wrote because of it, it just made me wanna write again and take up my long buried dream of some day being a published writer.
     
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    gotcha, ed!... there's nothing i can think of to compare to those 'jolts' we get from a powerful piece of music... it's like a sneeze, an orgasm, and blow to the heart, striking all at the same time--and continuing!
     
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    Ohio countrysides make me feel that way.
     

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