Things I Like To Write About

I’m trying to find my bliss.

It’s been so long since I’ve deliberately sought out inspiration on this scale that it feels like something new! I haven’t had time to come up with a totally new project since back in 2007. Ever since then, I’ve been writing from book to book, under contractual demands. It’s freeing to imagine all the different things I could be writing right now; or, at least, after I finish a couple of short-term writing goals from the to-do list.

I’m trying a bit of free-association. What have I written about in the past that gave me great joy? What thrills me when I read about it? What things/situations/events make me eager to write? And can I reduce some of my free association to a list of Things I Like which might coalesce into a new idea?

World War One
losing and finding family
space opera
social class
psychic powers
postwar traumas
formal address
woolly mammoths

…and the list goes on.

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen [she, her] currently writes cozy space opera for Kalikoi. The novella series A Place of Refuge begins with Finding Refuge: Telepathic warrior Talia Avi, genius engineer Miki Boudreaux, and augmented soldier Faigin Balfour fought the fascist Federated Colonies for ten years, following the charismatic dissenter Jon Churchill. Then Jon disappeared, Talia was thought dead, and Miki and Faigin struggled to take Jon’s place and stay alive. When the FC is unexpectedly upended, Talia is reunited with her friends and they are given sanctuary on the enigmatic planet Refuge. The trio of former guerillas strive to recover from lifetimes of trauma, build new lives on a planet with endless horizons, and forge tender new connections with each other.
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4 Responses to Things I Like To Write About

  1. addie says:

    i'd love to read what comes from being inspired by that amazing list of things!

  2. Victoria Janssen says:

    Me, too….

  3. Yvette Davis says:

    Well, if you are looking for ideas, try this random generator out:

    Here’s what I got:

    Madness, Downtown, Ninja
    Conflict with a God, Abandoned, Mechanic

    Now we’re talking!

    Congrats on the new blog. Looks lovely! And keep waiving those pirate books in my face. You know they are hard to resist!

  4. admin says:

    I will do my best!

    I love those plot generators. I could play with them for hours.

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