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Finding Inspiration to Write Something Truly Outstanding

Finding Inspiration to Write Something Truly Outstanding
on August, 14 2014
Image credit: ‪Pen Writing taken by Hussein Afzal under Public Domain.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Image credit: ‪Pen Writing taken by Hussein Afzal under Public Domain.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Finding inspiration to write something outstanding is what many writers strive for. It does not matter what kind of writer you are, but you need inspiration to write something worthy of publication and sometimes it takes time to find it. However, when it strikes, you might find that writing becomes such an easy task.

Force is Not the Answer

Some writers tend to force themselves to write something even if the germ of an idea is not present. For those who have publication deadlines to meet, this can be a huge problem. However, forcing yourself to write something will lead to nothing but mediocrity. To be inspired, you need to take some time off away from your desk. Get out of the house, go shopping, watch a movie or simply indulge in people watching. You will find that a change of scenery can do wonders and you will have a eureka moment. If you have the luxury of time, you might even consider a short vacation.

Free Your Mind

You might have proven yourself as a prolific writer before. If you can’t come up with something right now, it does not mean you are not good or you have lost your touch. Instead, you just need to free your mind. You might be bothered by something right now and you need to clear your mind of this issue. If there is someone or something that you have to confront, then do it. If there is a problem that you have to solve, then face it. If you need to settle your financial issues, then deal with them first. Once these burdens are over, then you will most likely come up with something good to write about.

Change Your Routine

In some movies, you might see writers who live the same life every day. They sit at their desks, open their computers and start writing. They stand up every once in a while and go back to work again. They eventually look like grumpy and dissatisfied old people. The sad truth is that this scenario also exists in real life. A lot of writers grow old to be just like the ones you see in the movies. This is because they allowed themselves to do the same thing every day. As a young writer, you need to be proactive. Your job might just require you to sit down, but you can do something more to make your life exciting. Hit the gym. Go out with your friends every weekend. Start a business. Do something that is not just limited to sitting down and writing.

Getting Help

You are at a point where you just can’t come up with anything. Thus, you need to seek help. Call your friends to comfort you. Go online and join social media discussions. Better yet, you can read articles written by a foreign writer. The experiences of people who live in a foreign country might be something that will inspire you. If you can’t understand the text, you can hire a translator to help you out. You will surely learn a lot from foreign reading materials.

Taking some time off to stir things around will not hurt you. You need to take these risks if you wish to improve as a writer. You will most likely end up with something worth reading when inspired by real experiences and real life.

Bernadine Racoma

Bernadine is a writer, researcher, professional and multi-awarded blogger and new media consultant. She brings with her a rich set of experience in the corporate world, as well as in the field of research and writing. Having taken early retirement after working as an international civil servant and traveling the world for 22 years, she has aggressively pursued her main interest in writing and research. You can also find Bernadine Racoma at .

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