I ponder endlessly on writing. As an art, there’s so much to it that even those we look up to as its masters seem to be just scratching the surface.
I recently came across an excerpt by Kenyan writer Bivanyanga Wainana. In his book, One Day I Will Write About this Place he says:
"It often feels like an unbearable privilege to write. I make a living from simply taking all those wonderful and horrible patterns in my past and making them new and strong."
It got me thinking about where I get inspiration for my writing. Part of it is inevitably from nature. Part of it is from the tapestry of culture. Kenya is richly endowed in both.
Where do you get your writing inspiration from? How do you come up with ideas?