How do you find inspiration for writing?

Discussion in 'Freelance Writing Challenges' started by Ana Dilan, May 26, 2017.

  1. Shane1728

    Shane1728 New Member

    Writing is one of the skills that are difficult to develop. That is why writers need to find inspirations to make their work effective and outstanding. As a writer, I make other writers my inspirations. I read their works. I study their style of writing. These help me make my own style, so that my readers can learn things from my work.
     
  2. Laurene

    Laurene New Member

    I have only one inspiration for writing that is to inspired other people. Because through writing I am free to express what I want to say to my family especially to those people who criticize me. When I am sad I just turned my attention to writing and by that it lessened the pain that I felt.
    Why is for the other people it is just too easy to hurt other people feelings? That is the always main topic of my piece. Through this way I help other people who has the same problem like mine. Through writing I can interact to those people who has the same situation like mine. I do believed that writing is not just a art it has a special significant meaning that hard to explain, that the only one who can explain is the heart of a true writer.
     
  3. Eljo12

    Eljo12 New Member

    Writing is linked much more to listening than to speaking, which is why I invite you immediately to think of the writer's block as an unrenounceable experience of knowing and listening to you.
    Divide the writing into three steps.
    Writing a content is an always divided task in three steps. In the first collect the material and the ideas and sketch a synthetic lineup. Not a list of the telephone, but a reasoned index of the elements that make up your story along with the logical steps that link them.
    In the second phase of writing, consider one element at a time among those that make up your lineup and face it as if nothing existed, either before or after it. Write down, think as little as possible, let yourself go, be instinctive and do not stop if you realize you made a typo.
    In the third phase, after letting the text rest for at least an hour, reread everything aloud (if possible print the text, read on screen breaks your attention) and be inflexible towards: errors (obviously), too long periods or without rhythm.
     
  4. vivalavanda

    vivalavanda New Member

    I find inspiration for everything surrounds me. You just need to open your eyes and observe. I create stories inside my head when I am looking at the people and when I finally got a foundation for the story, I will write it in my notebook.
     
  5. carolinasky

    carolinasky New Member

    I have went through this for years although I do not consider myself a professional writer, but I am a writer. I think any of us who write seem to have this issue of writer's block or clouded mind. I have cleaned house to get away from what I am doing to take my mind away. I have done the going for a walk, playing with my dogs,any other activity besides writing and brain storming. A different routine the next day can also possibly put pep in your step. I agree just a little change can help.
     
  6. tikosi tina

    tikosi tina New Member

    I think sometimes it is essential to spend some time with a clear mind to find inspiration.Ideas are everywhere.Going for a walk and by searching the world around, you can gain some inspiration.You can notice everyday things and develop them in a different way.You can also find inspiration by engaging with an online community,with creative people.Engaging in discussions you can discover various concepts and ideas,that provoke inspiration in a new way.
     
  7. adamsmom

    adamsmom New Member

    Reading books and various articles definitely help me in finding inspiration whenever I write. Sure there are times that I experience writer's block and when that happens, I simply sleep it off and give myself a break. You will know for yourself if you're in the mood for some writing. Sometimes, good inspiration are those that you see everyday. You just have to broaden your perspective, open your eyes to see it.
     
  8. Kim Yansel

    Kim Yansel New Member

    There is a secret place I call as my personal den, and there is where I mostly I refresh my mind. It is actually a sand bar located in the end of my town's airport runway, and it is only available during low tides. Thankfully, when I need to find such inspiration, (which is actually solitude and peace) my den is there!

    P.S. : The horizon at 6 PM is stunningly beautiful! A very good inspiration to look forward what is going to happen the next day!
     
  9. Daisyray15

    Daisyray15 New Member

    There are times that no matter how much you want to write, you just can't. This is because of lack motivation and inspiration. You feel incomplete, that there's lackingLet’s admit that every writer needs an inspiration. Writers must be motivated and inspired to bring out the best in themselves. The good thing about inspiration is you can find it anywhere and everywhere, even from the unlikeliest sources or unexpected ways. Find a place where you know you won't be disturbed. Intention. Set your intention or goal. Breathe. Once your intention is set, sit down in any way you like, and close your eyes. Observe. When thoughts and feelings start arising, just observe and accept them as they are.
     
  10. mohamed20022

    mohamed20022 New Member

    How Can I write a nice letter for freelancing help me please.
    thanks.
     
  11. Joey Mercado

    Joey Mercado Member

    I can say that this question is somewhat a good one especially for people like me who use to be a writer nor a journalist on my early age (way back in my elementary and high school life). People tend to have a different inspiration in writing. But for me I find my inspiration in EVERYTHING. Cause looking at the better side that everything here is good and you can writes anything by just looking at it in any ways. We can write good composition stating our loved for our family, loved ones and even in our own country. We can write speech of motivation for our brokenhearted best friend or self . and we can see the beauty of nature but looking at it and expressing it on making some good poems. Everything can be your inspiration as long as you had this dedication on you and the motivation for you to WRITE. Hope this comment helps and bring good vibes
     
  12. Fcoded

    Fcoded New Member

    Everything about me is the passion which I have got about writing. I've been a freelance writer for sometime now and as a student I see that as a means of learning while working for clients. I'm currently studying to become a doctor and working as a freelance writer has opened my eyes to learn so much about life and how to relate with others.

    Most writers get inspirations from experiences and reading which is general. Naturally for me, I get inspired to write whenever I relax my mind. I get a good composure of myself whenever I relax my mind so I think straight and fast, then, I will get some messages and start to write

    It's always good to write. Writing is life! Lol.
     
  13. dhoyalahoy

    dhoyalahoy New Member

    Your passion must be your first inspiration. The reason why you are doing that is because you love to write. Nobody in the world has taught you how to love writing; it is your heart chooses writing as your passion.

    The question could be, what if you are out of the gas; you are tired, seems no audience or subscriber on your blogs or may be you have written too many but still no appreciation from readers. How can I know if writing is really for me?

    Validation will come first from your heart and second from writers. You heard me right. We tend to please readers to the extent of forgetting to ask guidance from writers who have experienced a slow-start.

    Inspiration will ablaze once we know you're in the right track. No matter how difficult your road is, you're pretty sure about your destination.
     
  14. I am not a writer but I love to write.
    I put my heart in a paper when I can't say it out loud.
    I find it difficult to talk regarding problems or whatever that comes to mind. I have trouble sharing it to others.
    I used to write poems pertaining to a person that's dear to me. Give it to them and I was appreciated for it or maybe they were just being kind :oops:.
    I documented my life, write it in a booklet for a school project and I got a nice feedback for it.
    My inspiration for writing is my feelings.
     
  15. AfricanChild

    AfricanChild New Member

    As a freelance writer, I am most inspired to write as soon as I wake up in the morning when my mind is completely clear as that is when my mental activity is at its prime. I take advantage of such hours to write samples from scratch for the purpose of building my portfolio.

    However, this is not to say that I cannot write during the afternoon or evening. I still do so, especially because most of the time I have writing projects for my clients to complete before set deadlines. And if I want to get paid, I must submit my work. So in this case, I could say deadlines motivate me to write as well.:)
     
  16. wowie

    wowie New Member

    Most of the time, inspiration comes from myself and my family .Family is the main foundation to earn inspired and makes you good at work so that I give my best to pursue my dream because of my family related on it.
     
  17. titapaulita

    titapaulita New Member

    Writing is a way of expressing your thoughts and feelings as well. I found the inspiration in writing, when I felt that i'm the only person in the world. No one cares about me. No one asks me if I'm doing fine or if i'm feeling better. I felt I'm a deep forest surrounded by darkness. With all these thoughts and feelings, I started writing down all my anger, hatred and hope. I felt relieved when i wrote those. Little by little, a spectacle of light overshadowed the darkness. I love describing the nature. Like what Emile Zola's Phrased "Human Beast" that people can be described by his surrounding. I considered that nature is my family, that's why my masterpieces are all about nature. The essence of it to humanity. With the help of this inspiration, I started to ignore the peoples' misjudgments and discouragement they are offering to me. I humbled down myself, get my pen and writing note and begin my life.
     
  18. stone13

    stone13 New Member

    Eversince, when i am in college i hate writing. As a student i dont have a right to complain because i know that this task will help for me in the future. I inspired writing when i am in a mood, not tired, fix minded.
     
  19. Massie

    Massie New Member

    I find inspiration for writing through passion! What are you passionate about? What triggers an emotional response when you are out and about interacting with people, visiting new places, or taking a walk? What memories are flooding back through sense of smell or taste? What do you see and experience while taking the time to watch other people interact with each other? What do you experience while trying a new recipe? Or reaching out to help a neighbor or friend? Finding inspiration for writing is everywhere!
     
  20. tamss

    tamss Member

    There is a common perception that making money is tightly linked to having a job with standard working hours or having big connections that will eventually help to find a job with standard working hours. But this has changed long ago, and making money online came to our lives as an alternative way.
     
  21. rrsflores92

    rrsflores92 Member

    The question is hard, I have a blog and I post some inspirational topics there. It is hard to find inspiration all the time, most especially if you are not inspired at all. For me, to be able to find an inspiration, I take a break from whatever I do that pressures me. I spend at least 15 to 20 minutes of pure meditation or contemplating of my past days and how have I been. Through that I find inspirations that help me to produce my content.
     
  22. bienn05

    bienn05 Member

    I find my inspiration for writing through my surroundings and basically all my experiences in life. A lot of what I have written came from my past experiences in my young life. I really cannot say anything in a conversation or a forum if I did not experience anything with the topic. I am the kind of person who does now know anything behind what I know unless someone will teach me. Although I sometimes research for a thing I want to learn but most of the time my mind is empty and does not know what I like to do in my life. I on the situation where I want to do everything just to make myself happy but at the same time I should make a decision what career path should I take.
     
  23. wynoc

    wynoc New Member

    From current happenings, interactions, a bit of history and composed Jokes then writing can start
     
  24. ep_nacional0210

    ep_nacional0210 New Member

    Reading is a great way to reignite your creativity. Sometimes, the best ideas are sparked from a story someone else has already written. If you plan on writing novels, reading is a great way to help you remember what you're working towards: getting your own book on the shelves.
     
  25. Serifina_Lovelace

    Serifina_Lovelace New Member

    I find my inspiration from the people who surround me, or from my own current state. Sometimes I find inspiration from outside stimuli such as a movie I watched or a song that I heard on the radio.

    Dream-induced pieces occur rarely, but they do happen sometimes so long as the dream was vivid enough and I can recall most parts of it upon waking up.
     
  26. kingtroy08

    kingtroy08 New Member

    If you are a writer, you will see everything as an inspiration for writing. The way after reading this question I am writing here. My laptop and keyboard are inspiring me to write.

    At the moment it is raining outside, and I see a cloudy weather, but still, a few British people in their half sleeves and shorts are running. A little girl is playing with her toy, and her mama next to her is chatting over the phone and at the same time looking at the passing buses. An old man is trying to find an empty seat at the bus station to sit down, and two teenage girls are laughing very loud, and I could hear it clearly though I am inside my flat.

    There is a coffee shop just next to my flat, and many people are coming and going out, and one woman is wiping the table. The smell of coffee is making me crazy, but I am thinking first to finish this answer on Quora and then go for a Caffe Latte or maybe a Black Americano. But I am scared that after writing this answer I will be tempted to write another and then another. This is how addictive this website is, isn’t?

    Just I see one young boy on his bicycle stopped for a while and looking at the back tyre, maybe it was causing noise. Now he takes out his phone and calling someone. There are many trees with colourful yellow and reddish leaves as it is autumn. They make the view out of my window lovely. I see an old couple coming out of their flat, and it seems going out in this rainy weather. They are followed by their dog. But it is only drizzling; we are used to this in the UK. She wears green shoes and a sky-blue hat and her husband is in a formal suit and holding one folded brown umbrella. His suit is brown, but I wonder why is he so nicely dressed? Maybe going for a coffee or to meet his grandchildren or maybe just to take out his wife for brunch. Such a romantic weather, isn’t?

    Life around me inspires me to write.
     
  27. Derrick-5Obx

    Derrick-5Obx New Member

    A change of scenery always works dor me.
    During exercise, we not only strengthen our body but also liberate our brain. In addition to the physical benefits, we also develop better willpower, patience, and a sense of purpose.

    Try something new. If you always do what you usually do, your creativity will come to a dead end. But when you strive for something new, it can feed your inspiration. Even such simple things as a new way to work or a new cooking experiment can help you come up with some new ideas for your story.
     
  28. MirelaElena

    MirelaElena New Member

    I find inspiration by listening to music or watching a movie, reading a book, going in the middle of the woods and so on. Try to find inspiration in every single thing and don't do this by routine. If your brain starts to feel that this is just a routine, it will somehow stop looking for ideas.
    Maybe try another style of writing or start to think in an other way. Imagination is the greatest tool of a writer.
     
  29. Cheskajem

    Cheskajem New Member

    I find my inspiration by experience in my daily living ,people stories,movies that I have wacth for the pass few years,books that I have read and sometimes base on the music that I have heard that touch my heart.
     
  30. mastodont

    mastodont New Member

    It's some what strange in my case, inspiration comes when it wants. Sometimes I'll just walk down the street and see a sign and boom, I get a great idea that I have to write down not to lose it. I think that inspiration is not something that comes when you need it, it comes whenever something triggers the procesus of creation, the wish to build something using words. For some writers it's their habbits, for some it could be random things, everyone must try to discover something to pull that trigger if they wish to write constantly for a living.
     

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