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.
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