The word “titular” makes me giggle.
I write for myself. If other people like it, then cool. If they don’t, that’s cool, too. We all have different tastes. I’d rather read Douglas Adams or PG Woodehouse than Dostoyevsky.
I’ve always preferred synopsis to the lengthy piece. If you can’t make your point in a few words, then don’t bother. Now, that philosophy hinders book writing, and since I’m somewhat of an author, it might seem like a dichotomy. But it’s not. Editors keep wanting more, and so, I just keep writing more. All the while, a little voice in my head keeps muttering, “Never hurt Hemingway.”
Inspirations are found in the mundane. If you can’t look at your desktop and come up with at least five inspirations, you’re probably not a writer. Or, your desktop is too empty.