Sometimes the inspiration won’t come, so I have to position myself to “receive” it. I’ve found that when I’m stuck, the best thing I can do is get outdoors, away from computer screens and the distracting bounty of the food pantry, and start scribbling in a notebook. Sometimes I’ll draw. Sometimes I’ll start describing the scenery around me: what birds can I hear, what flowers can I see, what is the weather doing, and what sort of people are here? Occasionally this method will help me find a phrase or setting that inspires me to explore further whatever story wants to be told.