Where to find writing inspiration
First of all, I wanna apologise for my absence on last week, due to burn out! It ‘s no lie that I had a huge amount of information to study for my english exams, that took place last Sunday and I was too stressed out to even think of an interesting topic, but lemme make it up to you.
One of the usual problems writers and bloggers face is the lack of inspiration. We are on a constant search of brilliant ideas and extraordinary stories up to the point that we get drained or stressed out.
I recently watched a very helpful TEDx Talk, where writer Brad Herzog talks about the creative process. “What the heck are you gonna write about?” is the most common question that instantly pops into our heads when we sit in front of our computer screen, do the dishes or take a shower. How are we gonna make an idea look appealing and where is this idea gonna really come from?
Sincerely, things don’t have to be that complicated. The answer lies on the unique way each one of us sees and perceives the world. As for Herzog himself, he finds inspiration on everyday acts of routine and daily life, as we all ough to. For example, there was that one time where he was ordered to write a funny book for 5th graders and while he was stressing out about the subject and what could even possibly be funny, he got hungry. He robotically open the fridge to find something to eat and then the idea popped into his head. He wrote the book “Freddy in the fridge” where a little men was living in the fridge, sleeping on cottage cheese, that his job was to turn the light on and off every time the door was open or closed. Pretty smart, huh?
Here comes some more advice. One of the basic thing you may wanna do is separate yourself from the extremely popular themes, vampires and werewolves for the matter of speaking are a great example. In this way, you won’t only be more authentic in your story, but also you can find more space to express yourself, plus you have a higher possibility of creating something new.
In addition to this, you can always write about your experiences. They are endless and every human has their own perspective on interpreting every slice of life. From enrolling a mini golf tournament to making your brother’s birthday cake, or even walking alone in the middle of the night. Try it, you ‘ll be amazed by the results.
That’s all for today. You know I like to keep my posts sort, for ya busy fellahs! See you next week and until then tell me what inspires you to get out of writer’s block?