Stories that inspire me to write

Stories that inspire me to write

Stories that inspire me to write

There are many stories that inspire me to write my own. I love stories throughout all contexts; games, books, movies, graphic, animation, series, etc. Here are some of my favorites, mostly books and movies/tv-series.


First we have Avatar. I’m not speaking about the last Airbender, although that one is somewhere in this post as well. It’s the Avatar with the Na’vi, with the blue people. This movie is one of the greatest I have ever seen, and I’ve seen it a lot. It’s such a unique story and I just love it to pieces.

Harry Potter

Then we have Harry Potter, both the Books and Movies. I watch the movies every year and they’re so nostalgic – rewarding every time. Harry Potter is such a huge inspiration for my writing. The plot is so clear that it just feels real.

Game of Thrones

One of the most influential stories in my life has been Game of Thrones. I was super obsessed with this series until the last season. However, when we forget about the final season and think about all the goodness that season 1-7 were – I just fall in love all over again. I have only read the first two or three books, but it just doesn’t equal the tv series. The music, the actors, the battles, the story, everything just fits.

Stories that inspire me to write


Then we have the first Christopher Nolan movie in this row. I think that, with Avatar, Interstellar is my favorite movie ever. I love anything space, science or NASA related and this just wraps it all together perfectly. The epicness of this story is so much to take in.

A court of Thorns and Roses

I absolutely adore this Sarah J. Maas book series. The romance in this series is literally out of this world – and in my opinion the best romance I have ever read about.

Throne of Glass

Another book series by Sarah J. Maas. This series has one of the best characters written in my opinion. I can’t wait to see it executed on screen.


Mulan is the best Disney movie, again, in my opinion. I love Mulan as a character, I love the other characters, I love the plot and I love the romance in the original movie. I can watch the animated movie over and over again.


Then there’s Legend by Marie Lu. This trilogy does not inspire me so much because of the story itself – but make no mistake, the story IS freaking amazing. This story inspires me because of the main characters. Day and June are amazing and inspire me to write characters like them with every story that I write.

Pirates of the Caribbean

This movie series by Disney inspires me through its humor, but especially Jack Sparrow’s humor and character. I would love to write such an epic character one day.

Stories that inspire me to write


This is one of the newest additions to this list. The movie Tenet is another Christopher Nolan movie and it’s the best movie I have seen this year. It was so good that I went to the cinemas for a second time. This movies inspires me because of its complexity.

The Witcher

The Witcher has been my rebound since Game of Thrones. I have seen season 1 I think, two or three times now. There’s nothing about it that I do not like, except for maybe the special effects – but I also understand that Netflix won’t splurge on a first season immediately. I hope season 2 will have more budget. My favorite thing of The Witcher was the character Yennefer of Vengerburg. This character is so multi-faceted and intricate and I loved her character development as well. I will definitely be drawing inspiration from the entire story (and listen to the music whilst I’m writing).

Kingdom of Ash and Blood

The Kingdom of Ash and Blood series has an amazing romance in it, which I’m obsessed about. I will definitely draw inspiration from the romance.

Avatar; the Last Airbender

Everyone knows this series, although, I am presuming you already know this series or at least have heard of it. I draw inspiration from the magic system of this series. It’s a real OG elemental magic story and sets the tone.


Westworld inspired me to write, not because of the story or certain specific aspects. It’s just so different in itself and a very intricate story. I aspire to write such an amazing story one day!

Stories that inspire me to write

There are so many more stories that inspire me to write in small ways, but these stories are the most predominantly.

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Britt van den Elzen

Hi! I’m Britt, a 20-something creative entrepreneur from the Netherlands. I’m passionate about all things magic and can often be found dreaming about fictional worlds. The greatest love of my life is storytelling and I’ve been reading and watching stories ever since I can remember. ✨

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