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Author Resource Hunt, Day 3: Inspiration to Write

writing sunsetThe inspiration to write can come through looking at art, tasting a new spicy dish, taking your dog for a walk—the possibilities for sparking your imagination are limitless. Today, The Author Resource Hunt focuses on getting your creative writing juices flowing.

Point ValueClues/Actions for PointsEarned Points
20+Imagine yourself as the person in the image on today’s blog post. Write a caption as a comment on this post. While you’re at it, share your score for today in your comment (including additional points for any of the actions listed below).
15+Create 3 sizzling/enticing headlines for future inspiring blog posts that you’ll write.
5+Tweet your favorite writing quote. Use Hashtag #authorresource hunt

Click here to download a PDF version of the checklist to track your points.

Be the first person to find the image above on another page on this website, share the link of the original page as a comment below and you will win a basket of prizes—books, journal, pen, magnets and more. Okay, that prize is won (as are prizes to those who tried the link I gave in our e-mail when it wasn’t working–sorry about that).

JUST ADDED: I’m adding another prize for the most imaginative and inspiring title for the image. And another prize for the most inspired blog post title!

“The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.” —Agatha Christie

Note: Missed the start? Sign up for the author resource hunt here. You can find Day 1 activities and catch up here. To join the Day 2 festivities, click here.


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Lisa Tener

Lisa Tener is an award-winning book writing coach who assists writers in all aspects of the writing process—from writing a book proposal and getting published to finding one’s creative voice. Her clients have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Early Show, The Montel Williams Show, CNN, Fox News, New Morning and much more. They blog on sites like The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and WebMD.

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  1. Lisa says

    Sun, sand and words..can’t get more perfect than that. I love to spend time in nature for inspiration. Three future blog posts Archangels helping helpers, Writing with spirit, and Manifest your best year. Going to post my favorite writing quote on Linkedin. That is 40 points for today.

  2. Lisa Tener says

    Lisa wins the prize for posting first. Leena, Vivian and Carol, you all win a prize too since my link did not work at first when you tried.
    Winners, please send me your street addresses by E-mail so I can mail you your prizes.

    And I’ve just added more prizes! Post your caption for the photo and your blog titles and you may be one of the winners, too.

  3. Leena says

    Real Gold In Golden Light? Master Yogi and Global Humanitarian Amma Says “Yes!”

    Beyond Romantic: The Healing Power of Dawn and Sunset

    Breathe For Balance? The Myth Of Losing Balance As We Age and 5 Ways to Improve Your Balance, Now

  4. Lela says

    Caption: The sun is my write light.
    Headlines: You Who…
    Only If You Say So
    Paradox Paragraphs

    Don’t tweet so the famous George Bernard Shaw quote that keeps writing in perspective:
    The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

  5. Deborah says

    This is fun

    Nature’s Radiant Source of Inspiration – YOU

    Tumultuous Turning Point
    Cosmic Cross of Change
    Sublime Stillness

  6. Debbie Wilson says

    Caption: Celestial Creations

    Blog Posts Headlines:

    1. Weathering the Storm
    2. Just Breathe…
    3. Finding your inner voice

    35 pts. Today.

  7. Bonnie Boucek says

    Three Headlines:

    1. Lost Soul: Finding Myself

    2. Motherhood: A Woman’s Choice

    3. Silent Destruction: The Curse of Fibromyalgia

  8. Simona says

    I’ll play the contrarian today, but I get quite a negative feeling from that image: it’s too bright. You can’t do anything when there is so much light shining on your eyes. It makes me want to run for shelter. So, I guess if I were to write a caption, it would be something like “Life needs both light and shadow”.

  9. Tish says

    She smiled as she noticed for the first time the rays of sunlight dancing onto the golden grains of sand beneath her feet. Quickly, she began to write and so it was.

    There is Light At The End Of The Tunnel
    Follow Me! Finding Your Muse
    Lighten Up! Illuminating Your Inner Self

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