Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Inspiring Places and the Appeal of Scotland or A Holiday Report

Two weeks ago I went on a short holiday to Glencoe, Mull, and Iona. Before leaving, I talked to a friend, telling him I was hoping to find some inspiration during my time away from the city. He nodded, but told me that a place did not have an effect on his writing. It got me thinking and I realised we were talking about two different ways to be inspired.

Inspiration is both the motivation to do something (usually creative) and the brilliant idea it sparks. For my friend an inspiring place is one that inspires him to do that work. For me, it is one that sparks ideas.