Key & Compass presents:
by David Glasser

Inspiration is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2001 by David Glasser. It was a participant in the Speed-IF 2001 event.

In this teensy tiny game, you play as a writer who's only written one chapter for their novel set in nitty-gritty New Orleans. Your publisher wants all twenty chapters in his hands first thing tomorrow, but you have no inspiration.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.


sleep Study Io


> x cans. x papers. sleep.


> x Brutus. x boy. g. g. g. g. write.

*** You have won ***

> amusing



Thank You to my Patreon supporters

This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!

I'm still creating new walkthroughs! Larger ones too! Please visit my Patreon account if you're interested in helping me create more interactive fiction walkthroughs. I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks again.