Tag Archives: inspiration

Inspiration Given Form

There is something truly inspirational about a hardware store. Wander down the aisles of any good hardware store and marvel at the vast array of objects, each specifically designed to solve a particular problem and yet infinitely repurposable. What makes this particular 7 mm bolt different than that one? What problem was the designer trying […]

Food, glorious food

In looking over my Confabulator entries from the past few weeks, I realize that food and cooking are controlling metaphors for how I write and think about writing. Food is, naturally, delicious, and preparing delectable food is a natural metaphor for all types of production,including literary.  I find food to be at the center of […]

Other People’s Muses

“Art is either plagiarism or revolution.” – Paul Gauguin Art is a dangerous thing.  It is a key that can open many doorways.  However, you don’t know what will be on the other side until you have already crossed the threshold.  For an artist, art unlocks perceptions and inspiration you might not have otherwise found. […]


Q: What’s your favorite book? A: I refuse to answer that question, on the grounds that it suggests there can be a singular answer Q (amended): What’s your favorite book(s)? Long A: Ahhh, now that’s more like it! See what magic can occur with the addition of two parentheses and an ‘s’? There are many, […]

What Inspires You to Write?

Every week we’ll ask the Confabulators a question that may further illuminate the blog question or give you some further insight into our working minds. This week’s question is akin to the one that our bloggers pondered: Where Do You Get Your Ideas? People who are learning to be creative, or who want to know […]