Where do I get my inspiration for my plays about social justice? Who/what is my muse? I LIVE FROM ONE HEADLINE TO THE NEXT. A headline gets me started if the story from the headline seems dramatic. Then I put together what I’ve read, where I traveled, and to whom I’ve talked as I consider putting the story down on paper. The the fun begins as I shape the story–the process of revisions. I can’t believe how the original material for a play looks after re-writes–it can be so different! But that makes it a play!