Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Stimulate Your Writing Inspiration With These 5 Ideas

"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." (Jack London)

Inspiration is all around us. A word, a song, or a picture can propel us forward to greatness.

Consider using one or all of these five approaches to find your inspiration.

1. Music is a major source of inspiration. Listen to your favorite music when relaxing and ideas will come like a waterfall. I find Celtic and classical to be especially inspiring.

2. Free writing creates moments of the muse. You may be stuck on a topic and your writing is reflecting boredom. Even if you have to write the same words over and over keep doing it and before you know it your creative power is unleashed and you have a novel, article or EBook.

3. Next to that is reading. Great minds do travel in the same dimension. Get out a favorite book that is close to your own niche such as children's fiction, picture books, non-fiction, etc. and read away.

4. Carry a small personal recorder in your purse or pocket. Now if you are in the shower that may be a little difficult. Dry off your writing hand and use the pen and paper that is laying on the bathroom vanity. Or run dripping wet to the computer and type it in.

5. Go to the park if you are feeling stuck. This is a wonderful chance to practice meditation and prepare your mind to receive great thoughts.

Bonus Idea: I like to take bike rides early mornings so I can "hear" the quite and "see" the Forrest with out the trees. Where are you when brilliant ideas pop in your head?

Write it down,


  1. Very nice post Carma,

    I never seem to have a problem coming up with ideas. On the contrary, I have trouble staying with the work at hand when a new idea crops up. The grass is always greener...


  2. Great ideas, Carma. I will use them myself. I have tons of little snippets of ideas sometimes but have difficulty getting them pulled together.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I need to let the ideas float and set a day or two. Mostly I need to write them down. I cannot depend on my memory any more.

  4. Yes Terri it is the organization of them and categorizing them. Sometimes the original idea is not what you think it is for. Hmm? I am grateful for any idea these days.