Inspiration – in-spi-ra-tion (noun) : the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. —Source: Google
Inspiration doesn’t come from sunshine. I’m aware of that. Otherwise, we’d all have it—ALL the time. So exactly how can we become more inspired more to write then?
Unfortunately, there is no definite answer, since every writer is unique. We get the triggers to scribble nonstop by different things. But over the course of some time, I’ve discovered interesting ways of how to come in contact with what inspires me better.
First, I must say there are people out there who can get inspired instantly, like its a sixth sense or something. They can feel inspiration lingering within the atmosphere at certain times, having the mystical ability to conjure up an idea from the depths of their mind regularly.
Yep, you know who I’m talking about—the crazily creative wordsmiths.
I’ve been lucky enough to be one of them. 🙂
But not everybody is highly creative. And believe or not, even the most inspired people lose the will to write sometimes.
My best tip? Write frequently and try to be inspired by what you love. Here are my other findings:
~ R.E.A.D—read!!!!!! ~
A published author’s writing style can give you a sense of how somebody else perceives a subject, like love or heartbreak in a new light. You can incorporate their themes into your writing by molding and making it to fit your standards so it can end up to be an original masterpiece created by you.
~ Find Your Sanctuary ~
Go to the place where you feel most comfortable, while writing when you are inspired. Get away from distractions (if they bother you) and sit relaxed. Let your mind wander as you drift away from reality…
~ Online Writing Prompts ~
This is a great resort if you’re absolutely stuck.
If this site doesn’t inspire you, then I don’t know what will…
~ Join a Writing Site OR Socialize with Your Friends ~
Ask others for help. You never know what they’ll tell you. Sometimes I’ve written my favorite pieces out of social interaction.
~ A Book of Prompts ~
Whenever I get a ounce of inspiration, single ideas develop, but I can’t write them all into novels. That would take forever. So I put them into my notebook for safekeeping. I know I can use it at a later moment. My favorite ideas typically become novels and the other ideas are used for smaller projects such as short stories, flash fiction, or poetry.
Perhaps inspiration originates from life itself. Because experiences are what makes writing enjoyable.
Happy Holidays, Spectra Trebles! —K.K. 😉