My favourite genre would have to be sci-fi, with romance coming a close second. If I work hard enough at my story I may even succeed in combining the two. I may be aiming too high and end up with something quite catastrophic but its worth a try.
While staring at clouds and far off aeroplanes help to conjure distant lands and get creative, nothing beats this truly inspirational documentary Journey to the edge of the universe.
It will cause you to look upon images of the universe in wonder and find inspiration for your stories. This docomentary will truly hypnotise you.
With so much in the universe unknown, and both infinite in possibilities and in size, anything is possible. Much of what we do know is only theoretical, allowing authors to spin amazing scientific journeys that teeter on the edge of reality. This is what draws me to this genre, I like to write fantastical stories that might possibly, in a world far away or a distant time, be true.