Top 3 Ways to Find Inspiration While Experiencing Writer’s block
Writer’s block is no fun! Your mind is blank, your page is blank, and you do not even know where to start. Personally, I have experienced writers block numerous times. Somedays I went 3 weeks trying to find inspiration. So I’ve decided to list the top 5 ways to find inspiration while dealing with writer’s block.
Here are my top 3 methods to finding inspiration while experiencing writer’s block:
Go outside and be nosey –
No, I am not joking. Going outside for a short period of time can assist you with finding inspiration for your blog posts, ebook, or whatever writing piece that you’re working on. I live in New York City, so I can go outside for like 20 minutes and find many pieces of inspiration. I guess it depends on where you live, but here, there is so much going on. You just need a pen + a notebook and jot down everything that’s going on around you.
After you do that, you can start working on some drafts or topic ideas based off of your observations.
Yesterday I took my daughter on a simple errands run and I saw so many kids cutting school. It was ridiculous! You would have assumed that it was field trip going on, as many teens I witnessed cutting school. I could use that observation as inspiration to write about why school is important and the negative impact that not going to school would have on you.
Recently I took the train, it was super crowded and I overheard a group of people talking about how hard it is to find a job living in New York City. I could take that and use that as inspiration to write about how to create a side hustle to generate money or I could write about how to find a job while the job market is difficult.
Moral of this tip:
Go outside, be a snooper, observe your surroundings and you can create some bomb ideas from being nosey. It can be extremely beneficial.
Ask for suggestions –
If you’re not too prideful, you can ask your family, friends, or readers for some suggestions. Ask them if there’s anything they would like to see you write about. This can be extremely helpful. I always do it. The ideas they will give you, may just happen to be dope! You’d be like “OMG, that’s freaking cool” or “OMG, I can’t believe I never thought about that before.”
Most of my motherhood struggle blog posts ideas are recommended from my family, friends, or readers. Those posts happen to be some of the most successful ones.
Moral of this tip:
It is okay to ask for recommendations. Some of their suggestions could be pretty good
Utilize personal experiences –
Have you or someone you know went through something tough or life changing recently? With their permission of course, you can write all about it. You can write about your personal views, your opinion on it, etc. The opinions are endless!
Let’s pretend that you have a friend that recently went through a hard time. Such as, just broke up with a spouse who had cheated on them. You can take their experience and write a whole post focused on that experience. You can write about how cheating makes the faithful one feels, how to get over a relationship with an unfaithful spouse, etc.
You can take an experience that you went through and spin it into a work of art. I.e. you just got fired from your full time job. It pissed you off, you can take that experience and write about how to deal with getting fired, 5 job hunting tips for the unemployed, etc. That’s just a few ideas.
Moral of this tip:
Write about some personal experiences without having to say it’s something you personally went through. Use this method to assist others and give advice, rather than ranting about this experience.
Finding inspiration when you’re experiencing writer’s block is not that hard. You just have to follow these top three amazing tips and the ideas will start coming to you. No more sulking in the house. It’s time to eliminate writer’s block.
If you have any good tips on how to eliminate writer’s block, please comment your favorite method blow.
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