Need Inspiration To Write? Writers Share 23 Ways…

 

Where does a writer derive the inspiration to write?

That was the question a new writer asked on a public forum. Here I share as experienced veteran writers excitedly chimed in.

Writers Inspiration

  1. The desire to be heard
  2. From within
  3. Life experiences
  4. Prayer
  5. Observations and creativity
  6. From being disciplined
  7. Desire to entertain. Seen housands of movies and read countless books.
  8. Culture
  9. Inserting imagination into current events.
  10. Nature. Walking around the beach, rivers, forests. Observing the moon and the stars
  11. Sitting and watching people walk around
  12. Learning something cool and new
  13. My imagination – lot of times from photos of places and people
  14. The need to share what I know
  15. Jesus Christ
  16. Life experiences – history read
  17. Love, hate inferences. Sit in a pub or hotel and watch. Watch as a woman looks at a man with love or fear. See how children clutch at their parents hands
  18. When a writer is least expecting it. Always be prepared and keep a notebook and pen on hand
  19. Life and in happiness and hardship
  20. Book, people, family, friends. Anything seen, heard, tasted, felt, imagined, think, love. Things that cause joy and things that cause pain
  21. From others out there that you might commiserate with. Write a note in a bottle. Send it out and hold your breath that it will come back to you in time
  22. Get people to tell your their life story
  23. Previous mistakes, perennial failures

Does any of these writers thoughts resonate with you? Is there anything you would like to add? Do share! We would love to hear.

Cheers!

 

Author: Dr. Shelly C

Dr. Shelly Cameron is an Author, Speaker, OD Consultant and Coach. She has researched the topic of Success and written 6 books on Success, Leadership, Career, inspiration and motivation. Her research on the Leadership Challenge was published in the Journal of American Academy of Business Cambridge (JAABC). She now uses the results of her research to connect others to Success. When not writing she enjoys movies, reading, and spending time with family.

2 thoughts on “Need Inspiration To Write? Writers Share 23 Ways…”

  1. Can relate to some.

    #10- yes, 10, I can relate to. However, my Fairy Frogs was inspired by walking on a Greenway.

    #13- I have a wild imagination, and that is why I have always been a storyteller.

    #18- yes, some writers do least expect things. One day, the word Graysloup came out of my mouth. That is where my toads live in The Cattail Forest. I had to write Graysloup or else I would forget. The same applies for anything- character names, anything about backstory, anything about their world, etc.

    Well, if you feel like a storyteller and have an idea, get it written down- I was storyteller a child, and never wrote my stories down, and now finally writing them down. Fairy Frogs is first- I first got the idea maybe six or seven years ago- started writing it a year ago.

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