With these easy to do techniques, you can say goodbye to the dreaded dark cloud – writer’s block.
- The dream approach – Dreams are a great source of inspiration. Keep a notebook and pen next to your bed; and as soon as you wake up, write down your dreams. Anything that you remember will become fuel for your writing.
- The word approach – Take a word, any word, and play with it in your mind. Write down the ideas that the word generates. These ideas will become themes for your writing.
- The “throw it out there” approach – This method is fun! Utilize your email or better, your social networks for feedback. Just put out a sentence and invite people to comment about it. Limit their comment to a short sentence. Their input can generate ideas that can in turn, become excellent topics for writing.
- The mind approach – Thoughts are bouncing all the time in your mind. This process is non-stop, even if you are not aware of it. Become a watcher of your thoughts, write them down, and use them for inspiration.
- The conversation approach – When you are running your errands, standing on line, at a restaurant, or any other place, listen to what people are saying around you. This is a great source for writing material.
- The newsworthy approach – What is going on the news? What do people seem to care about? Write about that.
- The” from bad to good approach” – Listen to the news and pick up a sad story. Now, what would that story look like with a happy ending? Use the inspiration from the story to create your own.
- The “what I love” approach – This is simple; just write about themes that you love. It should be effortless, since you have a passion for the subject.
- The “against my grain” approach – Write about subjects that you totally dislike. This will force you to do some research, you will learn something in the process, and will have plenty of material to write.
- The sentence approach – Take any sentence, any, and develop a story from it.
Inspiration is everywhere; you just have to attune your senses. So, wake up your pen (or your PC), and start writing!