Someone in another thread used the word inspiration for drugs, but it bugged me, so I began thinking about inspiration in the proper sense... But I guess that is not the thread for this, so I'm opening a proper inspiration thread. What is inspiration? What inspires you (in a macro or in a micro way)? Do you need inspiration to write, or do you do well without it? Why do you write at all? Do you have a greater message to give, or do you write just for fun?