J.J. Abrams and The Mystery Box

A must watch for writer’s seeking inspiration is a TED Talk where J.J. Abrams shares the source of his ideas. He talks about being inspired by the feelings of hope, potential, infinite possibilities and mystery that an old box he owns since childhood with a giant question mark painted on it’s side represents.

What’s inside the mystery box?

“I realized that blank page is a mystery box. It needs to be filled with something fantastic.” – J.J. Abrams

“In whatever it is that I do, I find myself drawn to infinite possibility, that sense of potential.”
— J.J. Abrams

Hope this TED talk inspires you as much as it has inspired me.