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The purpose of this blog is to inspire and motivate writers and especially want to be and new writers to just write.
Even I have had days and months where I just can't seem to write or want to write ... or feel motivated, or inspired or even just have the energy ... and there is so much to do, family life, my life, cleaning the house, going to work, exercise ... and writing seems to be placed at the back end of the line.
Below are three ways to start writing now:
Get in front of your computer
- Shut down all your social media (don't peak at it, or you will never get off).
- Open up your blog or Word and in fifteen seconds or less choose a topic and just write. (If you wait too long, you won't know what to write about and will delay even longer in writing and then just end up closing down your device and doing something else).
- Just write. (As I have said before. Just write. Write down anything and everything that comes to mind.)
Look at images for inspiration
Do you just need to get away from whatever you have been working on and get your mind somewhere else to refresh. Find an image online, try Google Images, Pinterest or for hard copy images, images from magazines or art books and choose one image. Now have a good look at this image for as long as you need to (okay not too long, more than thirty minutes and you are procrastinating). Now create a story, no matter how short or long and just go with it. Let it be over the top. Let it be different to what you are working on. Just go all out on this story. Do not worry about grammar or language, just write it.
Now, have a break and get back to your other writing tasks or the new one you want to create and feel how inspired and easy it is to continue/start your writing project.
Speak with peopleSocialising with people and finding out interesting life moments and life experiences can inspire us to create a story.
Did any of the above tips work? Let me know in the comments below.