A quick list of writing/reading related things I have been inspired by this week in no particular order:

* Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. It’s been around for a while now but I finally got around to reading it. Loved all her previous books (The Year of Wonders, March and People of the Book. This one is just as good if not better. Meticulously researched, well drawn characters and divine language. Highly recommended.

* The Help, movie version. I laughed, I cried. And cried some more. Brilliant characters and a wonderful story of the racial divide in 1960’s Jacksonville. A must see for ages teen to adult. I went straight out and bought the book by Kathryn Stockett so I can enjoy it all over again.

* My wonderful Write Your Book class who have developed a camaraderie that I am proud to be a part of. Proof that when like-minded people connect magical things can happen.

* My Writers’ Dozen writing buddies who are always there to support the lows and highs of my writing. Having had a true high today it was wonderful to be able to share it with them. We’ve been going stong for six-plus years now and I look forward to sharing the rest of our writing journey together.

*** What has inspired you this week?