Yesterday, Story Empire welcomed our newest member, Gwen Plano, and today, Gwen shares her first post on the blog. It’s a beautifully written piece on Inspiration, and is, in itself, a truly inspirational message. I do hope you’ll all stop by to see what I mean and welcome Gwen aboard. And please consider sharing this one far and wide so others can be inspired, too. Thanks, and thanks to Gwen for starting off her journey with Story Empire in such a beautiful way! πŸ™‚

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Hello, SE community! Gwen with you today. For my debut post, I’ve decided to focus on a topic dear to most writersβ€”inspiration. Have you ever wondered about that elusive flash of insight that stimulates our imagination? I’m going to try to unravel this mysterious experience, and as a first step, we’ll visit a museum.

Within most galleries, there are benches upon which the weary rest and aficionados gaze. The tired person might appear distracted, but the art enthusiast stares transfixed at the painting. These admirers seem lost in the world of the artist, even oblivious of the folks who crisscross in front of them. (Photo below by Steve Tokar)

Steve TokarIt seems that when awe fills us, inspiration follows. For instance, when I look at the Prince of Peace by then eight-year-oldAkiane Kramarik or Sea by Eduard Tomek, I travel to another time and place. With each…

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    • Hangin’ in there, Diana. I can’t complain. Okay, I can, but it never fixes anything, so why bother? πŸ˜€ I just try to keep looking for the bright spots in each day, and there ALWAYS are some! πŸ˜‰ Hope things are going well for you? πŸ™‚ And thanks for checking out Gwen’s post. It’s very inspirational, indeed. πŸ™‚

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