I can't control it and I suppose, logically, I shouldn't want to be able to turn it off and on at will, because then I might have it turned off at some important moment and miss a divinely inspired idea because I actively chose not to pay attention to it.
The upside of constant inpsiration is that I don't think I'll ever run out of ideas for stories. The down side, I can probably never retire from this life because my brain would explode.
As it is I have a collection of notes, pictures, excerpts and scraps of things here and there that represent moments of inspiration. Some don't seem like much, and others speak for themselves. Here's a sampling of things that have inspired me:
Buildings like these beach houses at the Jersey shore.
Artwork like this cozy painting,
or spacescapes like this nebula,