“The process of being mentally simulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.”
“The drawing in of breath”
This is the best definition of Inspiration I have ever found. Especially the second one “The drawing in of breath.” To creatives like myself, being struck by inspirations is similar to gaining a breath of fresh air.
Everyone is inspired by something different. And everyone has multiple things that inspire them. Today, I will talk about the one thing that inspired me to write in the first place.
Harry Potter (1999)
And I’m not talking about the movies, as amazing as they were. I’m talking about the books.
Before reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I hated reading. I was horrible at it, and had the lowest grades in English and spelling, despite being a storyteller for as long as I could remember. However, once I read this magical book, I fell in love with writing all of my ideas and stories, and sharing them with others. It was J.K. Rowling’s words that made me really buckle down and try to become better.
I was, and still am, so determined to become the next J.K. Rowling. To write a story that touches and inspires people, just as Harry did for me. I want for my characters and I to become immortalized through paper and ink, as well.
Honestly, if it hadn’t been for Harry Potter, I wouldn’t have fallen in love with sharing my stories. I wouldn’t have gained both my Bachelor’s in Writing, and Master’s in Creative Writing, and I wouldn’t be posting about it, or anything else, on this blog. In the end, I don’t know where I would have ended up, but I know I wouldn’t be happy with my life.
Honestly… I owe a lot to J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter a lot. And that’s why I considering Harry Potter, to this day, to one of my biggest inspirations.