In a global sense, the things that inspire me to write are the things that inspire me to live. That's a long list. On a day to day basis I would say music inspires my writing more than anything. For example, when writing "Sophronia L." I listened to Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen" (one opera per day, repeating the cycle on the 5th day) and quite logically "Der fliegende Holländer," with lots of hard-style techno at the end when I needed to focus my mind and speed my pace. John Coltrane inspires me to create just about anything; he is always in my inspiration "toolkit."