Write On! You Are Right On Track!

 

Write On!As a writer, some days you have to fight for every word…Write On… you are right on track.  Some days, words won’t naturally flow like a river. You may have to swim for them, dig for them, beg the stars for them, and find inspiration any place you can just to put some words together that make sense. That’s why when we have those days that are dark, with words we can’t clearly see, we have to keep fighting. We have to keep moving, keep reading, and keep looking for an element of inspiration.

It’s on those days when we don’t write, we may become lost. We may get distracted and discouraged, and then you hear this little voice ask…what’s the use? You begin to wonder who is reading anyhow?   Is anyone getting anything out of this? Who really wants to hear from me?

We all want readers who we can inspire. We want to touch hearts, but even if no one reads…even if we lift no one up… even if your words fall flat, and you wonder what’s the use… write on! You are the reason for it. This is your gift, and it’s part of the process of finding your way.

We are here to help others, but I can remember something my Uncle James told me when I was about 16.   He had served in the Korean War…and he said,

 

“The first thing they teach you in the army is self preservation.  If you can’t take care of yourself, then you can’t take care of anyone else either.”                                               -James Durham

 

So when you’re fighting for every word, and you’re feeling like you’re trapped on a Viking chain gang “heaving” and “hoeing” with every turn of every oar, Write On. You are on your ocean, your river… and with every dam in the river you break through, you will eventually be carried a bit further down the river to your dream.

So what do you do when writer’s block comes your way?

  • Read. Reading others’ ideas and thoughts can inspire you.
  • Listen to Music. There’s something about music that is inspiring.
  • Exercise. Exercise refreshes your thoughts, and ideas, and can clear the cobwebs from your head.                                                                                                          
  • Create. Doing a hobby you love is also inspiring.   
  • Engage your senses. Smell sweet fragrances.  Touch different textures or give a hug or kiss. Listen to music (again), or have a great conversation with a friend. Look at the beauty in nature. Taste a great meal.                                            
  • Then…Write!

One word in front of the other creates a thought that could change someone’s life…yours.

Write On! You are Right On track!

Today’s call to action: Write!

Live 2 Inspire

BG Jenkins

 

Writer’s Block? Find Ideas from Experts

 

 

Writer’s Block? Find Ideas from Experts.

There are those days when writers are clutching at straws trying to come up with interesting things to talk about.  When thoughts are flying out of your head but nothing is sticking, or evolving into viable idea,  where do you turn?  One of the first places to turn is to the experts.

If you’re wanting to write a children’s book, or article… seek out a child.  Ask them questions about what’s exciting to them. Look through children’s books, pictures on pinterest, children’s art, or ask a child to tell you a story, or sing you a song.  What ever they tell you they like, put wings on it…let it grow a tail or a big nose; make it fly, jump or sing.  Match energy for energy. Watch these children play games, go swimming or biking, and draw an idea from that.

Ask a mom!  Can you imagine the stories and ideas that would come from a mom, or mom’s group, for a children’s article? Watch a video.  Listen to a song.

If you’re wanting to write articles on health, gardening, or restoring old cars, the same would be true.

Search for articles, pictures, or for those knowledgeable in those areas. 

Finding someone with the latest breakthrough on health benefits, or watching an exercise video may help you along those lines… or even working out can inspire creativity.

If you’re into gardening, go out in your yard and watch insects chew petals from flowers, or bees pollinating a flower.  What if this were the last flower on earth, and you had to prevent its extinction? Even smelling the flowers may bring visions of ideas, or scenes, for an article’s beginning.  Get all of your senses involved to open your mind.  Find out about  herbs for cooking, and along with it relate facts on how they can be used for medicinal purposes.

Watching a show on car restoration, and then taking what you learn, and putting a twist on it will help you there.  What about skimming through old articles of Super Chevy, or Hot Rod to spark a thought?  Consider what that car looked like 50 years ago.  What will it look like if we were 50 years into the future? What would it look like as a cartoon? We just have to find something and elaborate on it.

Can you imagine the kind of creativity that George Lucas had to develop to come up with his creations for Star Wars!

Finding the “ideal” idea may take some time, and ingenuity, but may become the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow, and could lead to many more.

So, when the cogs in your brain stop turning, or the wheels on your bus go flat, and all that’s left is writer’s block… find ideas from experts and keep moving on.

 

BG Jenkins

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