How to inspire writing

No matter how much you love writing there’ll always be days when you need inspiration from one muse or another. In fact, what once seemed like a passion filled calling can turn into a bit of slog after a while.

We writers know a contradiction too well. Wanting to write so badly, but lacking the necessary inspiration to get started or keep going. Ugh! That’s so real. Simply waiting around for inspiration to strike isn’t a viable option, but neither is forcing something on to the page just for the sake of writing.

Every writer needs to find inspiration in order to produce an inspired writing. This is definitely easier said than done. Believe me, I even find myself stuck with my writing quite often.

Anyone else been there? A month has passed, and you’ve made zero progress on your writing goals? If so, don’t worry. It could be just one of those days. How about trying one of the suggestions below that can be stimulating and help you out of that creative rut?

Forums

If you’re looking for inspiration, trawling some good forums isn’t a bad idea. There are many online forums where you can connect with fellow writers. Forums are about writing to convey information, ideas, and those ideas can be beautiful and inspiring in and of themselves.

Reading

My personal favorite overall. Reading is a great way to reignite your creativity. Reading something different can also help kick-start your inspiration. It gives you a fresh perspective, making it easier to come up with new ideas.

Write about what you observe

Stuck for ideas? Just start writing anything under your observation. It doesn’t matter. Writing about what you see helps put you in the present moment and works on your attention to detail. If you are lacking inspiration, picking something you observe is a good place to start.

Blogs

Another favorite of mine. There are dozens of great blogs providing great content and updates every once in a while. Most of them don’t know me. I like to read my fellow followers blogs in the blogosphere. Reading other peoples blog inspires me to action!

Take breaks

If you have been struggling with motivation to write, give yourself a 20 minutes break. An hour maybe or a couple days if that’s what it takes to recuperate. Just make sure you get enough rest and take a break when need to.

History

History can inspire you to write because there are so many great people and things throughout history, which you can look up to for inspiration. When you find a part really interesting, which really speaks to, you look deeper.

Well, every writers has their own source of inspiration probably. For me personally, reading does wonders. The works of other writers inspires me so much. I love to take notes when I’m reading anything interesting. I guess even history works for me. And a well told history is beautiful too. I also do my best thinking when I can’t sleep in the middle of the night or when I’m away from my laptop. I sometimes practically write an entire piece in my head before I actually sit down to type it out.

If you are lacking the inspiration to write, try one or two of these suggestions. You may be pleasantly surprised with the results. I use some of them myself and I hope this list will be helpful for other writers as well.

Have a good day and see y’all in my next post! 🙂

 

8 thoughts on “How to inspire writing

  1. midge says:

    My favourite things to read are often the things that have a very simple thought behind them. What to write? With so much rushing around in our heads all day every day I always feel like it’s all in there whether it seems like it has value to others or not. it is my thought and therefore it has value.
    Inspiration from others is always at the root somewhere and fellow bloggers I absolutely love.. but mostly when i write I do it selfishly for myself in the fact that whether someone sees the value or connects with it there is always a lifetime of something that sits behind that thought and that makes it priceless.
    Always love reading your posts 😊

  2. ifrah says:

    I find inspiration mostly by reading blogs, books, my feelings in that exact moment and by busking in the sun weird i know.

  3. Siri says:

    I never can ‘just’ write. I don’t know why. I need images/sound/video or something, as you can see from my blog. But I love reading thoughts and opinions of others, but don’t express mine often enough. Your blogs really inspire me, hope I can write like that one day 🙂

  4. Minnu says:

    Oh. Same here.
    I always love reading my fellow followers blogs. They often give me inspiration when I find myself draining away the motivation to write.
    Thank you for commenting. 🙂

  5. Sourabh verma says:

    Wise men say, only fools rush in, fori can’t help falling in love with your writing! Thankyou for sharing such a beatiful meaningful and extremely helpful blog! Thankyou for inspiring! Lots of bestwishes and love to from india❤

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