I have found, when talking to my fellow writers, that a lot of them have to really go out of their way to acquire inspiration. Personally, I feel that the only thing a true writer needs is a vivid imagination. Of course, other factors also play into effect, dedication, will power, and so forth. But, one always has to remember that the creation process comes from within, never from outside sources. So when I hear that someone has to be around priceless works of art or reside in multi-million dollar mansions to come up with anything, It borderlines on absurdity.
I am a horror fanatic as well as a writer. I consider my contemporary peers tame by my standards and hopefully one day, my works will set the standard! I have completed 32 short stories and have published 3 books of short stories. I have completed 3 novels, 3 novellas, and have completed two parts for a dark fantasy series. I write what I consider 'Elemental' Horror, borrowing from genre's such as Gothic, Gore, the traditional ghost story, and the Occult. Hail Horrors!!