My inspiration is Ernest Hemingway:
“Throughout Hemingway’s career as a writer, he maintained that it was bad luck to talk about writing — that it takes off ‘whatever butterflies have on their wings and the arrangement of hawk’s feathers if you show it or talk about it.”
I realise that I am no Hemingway but I try to follow his guidelines : To get started, write one true sentence. Use short sentences and paragraphs. When it’s time to work again, always start by reading what you’ve written so far. Don’t describe an emotion–make it. Be Brief.
“I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of shit,” Hemingway confided to F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1934. “I try to put the shit in the wastebasket.”