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What inspires you to write?

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Linus’s Answer

Alyssa T, no matter what kind of idea explore in your mind, I suggest using different resource to create an idea or inspire to write an article. Do not think too much emotion or feelings that will inflect your mind to write.
Everyone could be a great writer, imagine you are in coffee shop, park or library, you will always find a new sources or surrounding area to create mind set to enrich your content, thus are the key factors to deliver message and open new writing beginning.
As one of my friend as a designer, whenever the ideas cannot be come up in her head, she will go to explore different materials. it could be some news happened in TV, or even you can find the resource from the internet clip which might come up an unexpected result. And you can discuss them with your friends and family. As they might have different sides to understand the matter. And I think these can definitely help you to get the inspiration.

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Tanjenika’s Answer

Alyssa T. Writing is an adventure in its self. Inspiration can come from just about any where. What I can suggest in the beginning don not think about it too much on what it is you are wanting to write about. Find inspiration in you everyday activities, a favorite song, or even a book that inspired you. Begin to just free flow. The nice thing about your pen and paper and that it will not judge you. When your pen meets your paper those two thinks along will take you on whatever journey you desire to be on. Even if it does not make sense just write. I guarantee ideas will begin to flow freely , and sooner rather then later you will have so much to write about that it will take multiple books to get your message across.

Tanjenika recommends the following next steps:

Write a little bit every day. Take time out of your day to just write. Have a set scheduled time of 30 min or more that you will dedicate to writing. If you do not have nothing to write, just write.
Read. Every good writer is a reader. Always feed your brain with knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge will come from reading educational materiel and wisdom will come from reading about others life experiences that will encourage you and teach you how to over come. Self help books are a great start.
Keep a notebook or Journal handy at all times. You never know when inspiration hit you. Always keep a Journal in your bag with a pen, and as you are out or about and as ideas come be sure to write them down.
Relax. We can be our worse critics. When you are starting to write it is important not to stress yourself out about what it is your are wanting to write about. This is how writers block is developed because we think to much into it. Breath and just free flow.

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Erica’s Answer

Hi


What inspires me personally are real life situations , feelings and emotions. I'm sure you are a great writer and like the best, we all have what the industry calls "writers block". Often times you have to put yourself in an environment to create. Outside of writing, what else inspires you? Think of some things that you like doing? Quiet places you like to go. I find myself in quiet coffee shops, with my laptop creating work. There you will also come across other bestselling authors doing the same. Create an environment to bring out the creativity. Also traveling can be an inspiration. Joining writing groups and book clubs can also inspire you to create.


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Daniela’s Answer

Hi Alyssa,


No matter how much you love writing, there will always be days when you need inspiration from one muse or another.


In fact, I would argue that inspiration is not just a desirable thing, it’s an integral part of the writing process.


Every writer needs to find inspiration in order to produce inspired writing. And sometimes, it can come from the unlikeliest sources.


I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite ways of finding inspiration:




  1. Blogs.
    This is one of my favorites, of course. Aside from this blog, there are dozens of great blogs on writing and every topic under the sun. I like to read about what works for others — it inspires me to action!




  2. Books.
    Maybe my favorite overall. I read writers I love (read about my current loves) and then I steal from them, analyze their writing, get inspired by their greatness. Fiction is my favorite, but I’ll devour anything. If you normally read just a couple of your favorite authors, try branching out into something different. You just might find new inspiration.




  3. Overheard dialog.
    If I’m anywhere public, whether it be at a park or a mall or my workplace, sometimes I’ll eavesdrop on people. Not in a gross way or anything, but I’ll just keep quiet, and listen. I love hearing other people have conversations. Sometimes it doesn’t happen on purpose — you can’t help but overhear people sometimes. If you happen to overhear a snippet of interesting dialog, jot it down in your writing journal as soon as possible. It can serve as a model or inspiration for later writing.




  4. Magazines.
    Good magazines aren’t always filled with great writing, but you can usually find one good piece of either fiction or non-fiction. Good for its writing style, its voice, its rhythm and ability to pull you along to the end. These pieces inspire me. And bad magazines, while perhaps not the best models for writing, can still be inspirations for ideas for good blog posts. These magazines, as they don’t draw readers with great writing, find interesting story angles to attract an audience.




  5. Movies.
    Sometimes, while watching a movie, a character will say something so interesting that I’ll say, “That would make a great blog post!” or “I have to write that in my writing journal!” Sometimes screenwriters can write beautiful dialog. Other times I get inspired by the incredible camera work, the way that a face is framed by the camera, the beauty of the landscape captured on film.




  6. Forums.
    When people write on forums, they rarely do so for style or beauty (there are exceptions, of course, but they’re rare). Forumers are writing to convey information and ideas. Still, those ideas can be beautiful and inspiring in and of themselves. They can inspire more ideas in you. I’m not saying you have to read a wide array of forums every day, but if you’re looking for information, trawling some good forums isn’t a bad idea.




  7. Art.
    For the writer aspiring to greater heights, there is no better inspiration that great art, in my experience. While it doesn’t compare to the experience of seeing the art in person, I like to find inspiring works of art and put it on my computer desktop for contemplation (Michelangelo’s Pieta is there right now). It doesn’t have to be classical works, though — I’ve found inspiration in Japanese anime, in stuff I’ve found on deviantart.com, in local artists in my area.




  8. Music.
    Along the same lines, it can be inspiring to download and play great music, from Mozart to Beethoven to the Beatles to Radiohead. Play it in the background as you write, and allow it to lift you up and move you.




  9. Friends.
    Conversations with my friends, in real life, on the phone or via IM, have inspired some of my best posts. They stir up my ideas, contribute ideas of their own, and they fuse into something even more brilliant than either of us could have created.




  10. Writing groups.
    Whether online or in your community, writing groups are great ways to get energy and motivation for your writing. My best short stories were done in a writing group in my local college (a great place to look for such groups, btw), as we read out our work to the group, critiqued them and made suggestions. The work of the other writers inspired me to do better.




All the list with more tips you can read in:


http://writetodone.com/31-ways-to-find-inspiration-for-your-writing/


Have a great inspiration!!


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