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Search for an Inspiration to become a successful writer

Updated on May 19, 2016

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

— Helen Keller

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In Search for an Inspiration

It is a usual feature with me that after finishing one article I remain stranded for some days at the finishing point of the last article. Too many ideas haunt me. I start to think about how to begin an article dealing with a particular idea or subject matter but after a while it all fizzle out. I am sure this is not the case with the other writers here, it is I who face such a situation and during this phase I always remain in search for an inspiration.

Suddenly, some subject matter clicks and I come up with my next article. Whether the article turns out to be good or bad is a different point. The actual point which I want to deal here is about the aspect of being getting clicked by a subject matter. I regard it as an inspiration. To move on in life something concrete is required or else time flies away without any constructive work. After getting attached with the writing community for more than a year, I have realized few things which are very important for a writer to follow and carry on the job of writing:

One needs to improve and grow constantly as a writer.

Must remain positive to carve a niche for oneself.

One needs to be supportive towards the writing community.

Healthy competition is a must.

Try various aspects of writing.

Understand the demand of the readers – evergreen and current topics.

Hundred percent effort must be given by the writer.

The writer must keep on writing as much as possible.

To maintain all the above written conditions, there is always a requirement of having some inspiration for writing. Else, I feel, something monotonous or trash will come out of a writer’s pen and people will not enjoy it. Watch music or a dance talent hunt show and you will find that ultimate winner is the versatile performer. It is exactly the same with the writer’s community and especially for the on-line writers. There are numerous on-line writers and so we need to keep all our capabilities and instincts wide open. The readers are of various sections and to click as a writer among an undefined section of readers it is absolutely important that the writers come up with a variety.

Variety of Inspiration

Variety is the buzz word for being successful as an online writer. To have variety in one’s writing it is essential that the reader must have some inspirational subject matter. Such subject matters/ideas force the writer to give his/her best. In such a situation a writer starts to think from his heart and presents his/her delicacy of thought garnished with some powerful language and an interesting writing style. Now, the question is how one will get inspiration for each and every write up. The answer is very easy. To be inspired you need to:

1. Be open to various ideas around you.

2. Keep your eyes wide open and have a curious glance.

3. Let your ears be attentive at every moment.

4. Talk to everyone, be it of different section and group.

5. Be open to children and youths as they may inspire.

6. School and college projects

7. Not only big happenings but small experiences may open a new idea.

8. Do not ignore any type of questions asked by anybody – be it within the HubPages community or by any known or unknown people.

9. Pets too can be very inspirational.

10. Past that always haunts.

11. Memories those were great.

12. Grief, pain and suffering in one’s life.

13. Present moment of one’s life.

14. Life’s various achievements and failures.

15. Gaining experience through human relationships and bonding.

16. Write about the dream you nurture.

17. Real life stories of inspiration.

18. Day to day’s need and struggle.

19. How to develop personality?

……..The list of inspiration remains unending. There is no end to learning and similarly there is no end to inspiration. Every minute something happens in life or around which provokes a person to think about it. The more one thinks, the more and more windows of knowledge open up. This helps to understand one’s life better and it works as a food for thought to write an interesting article.

I've always found it best to have a routine. I go to my study at the same time every day and climb into my bay window. I may not be inspired every day, but on the days I am, I need to be in place to write. If I'm not particularly inspired, I'll revise or do research or correspondence.

— Diane Ackerman

Feed Back works as a Motivator

Inspiration is a must to make a mark for oneself. Everyone has a role model which encourages a person to eye a goal. Thus, when one admires somebody it makes him inquisitive about that somebody. Whatever relates to him makes a good food for a thought. Imagine when a person in real life loves to follow somebody then in the midst of a writing community it becomes necessary to follow another member. A person who publishes his/her work needs some feed back which works as a motivator. A feed back can be positive /negative, whatever it is but it leaves a strong impact upon the writer. Both the types of comment help the writer to grow. It sets a challenge within oneself to come up with something more and more appealing.

Change Negative into Positive

Negative comments usually push writers a little back but being a writer myself, though new in this field, I believe the negative comments are the best instigator to prove your point and make a firm hold on one’s own writing traits. It is not possible that one can please everyone through his/her writing. Subject matter and dealing with it, style of writing, language and so on may not draw attention of one and all in a positive manner but the writer’s job is to have faith in oneself. Criticism must be taken positively and if the writer agrees with the critic then required changes can be made. Else, try to put forward your own thought about the criticism in a very confident but humble manner. One must always remember that if one allows to be pushed back by a negative comment then success will be far behind. Change the negative comment into a positive inspiration and this challenge will make a great success story.

Approach of a writer

Would you all mind to have such a success story? No, I am sure. The success story will make a great article, isn't it? Just see that a negative comment can also work as an inspiration. Everything can motivate a writer to write an article but it all depends upon the approach of the writer. Life is too short so once one steps into the writing world it becomes necessary to gain some knowledge from every aspect of life. It is possible only when one keeps all his/her instincts wide open.

Be prepared for a wide open experience and enjoy the fruit of success as a writer. Before I conclude I wish to add a very common suggestion which proves to be very effective in making a successful writer. Never ignore or miss a chance to read a good stuff. It can be a good story book, a powerful essay, a biography, an engaging article or so on which other than inspiring for a new subject matter helps to improve the language. One may have a good and organized language but still more and more reading helps to enhance the flair of writing and a smooth transition in using variety of writing technique. A writer learns to compare the various writing techniques as well as learns to differentiate between a good write-up and a trash. Thus, nothing is useless for a writer and every little bit of experience works as a great motivator for the one.

Be a successful Writer

Just chill! Use every bit of experience for an inspiration and the task of a writer will become very easy, powerful and satisfying. I am always in search of motivation. The moment I find one I always try to utilize it as a subject matter. There are inspirations in abundance. It’s up to a writer to opt whichever suits the best. Have fun with a career in writing!

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

— Vince Lombardi

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    • joaniebaby profile image

      joaniebaby 4 years ago

      Voted up and useful. I seem to be at a loss of subjects for any new Hubs at this point. But I keep trying and looking--something will come to me eventually.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Sir,

      Thank you so much for all the appreciation for this article and definitely for your votes too.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Vellur,

      Thanks for ypour praise and vote.

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      srsddn 5 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      shampasadhya, very well crafted Hub. I think negative feedback is a great tool for getting inspiration to do better. The sources of inspiration enumerated by you can be of great help for any writer to succeed. Thanks for sharing this all. Useful, Voted up.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Great hub.Very inspiring and thought provoking. Great write. Voted up.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Sir,

      You have placed me very highly but the fact is I am a very small fry. Trying to learn to write. Thanks for reading, liking and voting up.

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      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 5 years ago from KOLKATA

      Although you are very modest you have carved out a niche for yourself in writing. Please keep on writing giving us the rare opportunity to go through your well researched hubs and have the much needed inspiration for writing. Meanwhile, kindly read my hubs and let me have your wise comments. Voted up and thanks.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello maheshtcr 1,

      I heartily thank you for reading my hub.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello IntegrityYes,

      Thanks for the praise and voting up.

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      WHOA! COOL! I definitely voted up.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Olde Cashmere,

      Thanks a lot for voting up and all the other compliments to the hub. Your huge appreciation is also an inspiration for me. Thanks again.

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago

      It is so true that inspiration can come from various places. Thank you shampa sadhya for sharing this hub with us writers, this is so useful and will help us with our goals. Voted up, shared, useful, awesome, and interesting. Beautiful inspiration :)

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello snowdrops,

      Thanks for finding this hub useful.

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Thanks for these great reminders and tips. Very useful to us hubbers. Thanks for sharing.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello tillsontitan,

      Thank you for all the praise. I am happy that some specific sentences have made an impact. This will work as an inspiration for me. Thanks once again.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I especially like "Variety is the buzz word " and "A person who publishes his/her work needs some feed back which works as a motivator." None of us live in a vacuum and we all need feedback to spur us on.

      This hub has lots of good reminders of what we need to write. Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Nell Rose,

      Thank you very much for appreciating the hub and voting it up. The fact is that our life is a storehouse of experiences so if we delve into it we can get lot many ideas for our write ups but usually we do not do so. I think we must do it then there will be no shortage of ideas. Thanks again.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello MAKUSR,

      It is a nice feeling to receive your comment on my article. I missed your comment on my poems for mothers. Thanks for appreciating the hub.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      I do think we forget that we have a lifetime of experiences to make our hubs about, when we suddenly get stuck and can't think what to write about we should look back and remember, then the ideas will come. Evergreen topics are popular because they are part of who we are and other people too, thats the connection, great ideas, and voted up! cheers nell

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      Shampa, That's a great and useful hub I must say. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

      MAKUSR

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello KDuBarry03,

      Thanks for voting up. The idea of taking a break is a wonderful idea. It helps to have a fresh mind which is a must for every kind of job. Thanks for suggesting it.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Docmo,

      Your appreciation will work as a motivation for me. Thanks for the praise.

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Voted up and useful! It is definitely important to keep viewing your work as positive. Even when editing, working with an agent, writer's block, etc. Sometimes, you need a break and that too can help your creative juices to restore and freshen up!

      -KD

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      Valuable ideas for inspiration to strike, shampa! Highly motivational.Thanks for sharing!

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Ruchira,

      Thanks for everything you offered to me and my birthday is completely fulfilling with your valuable comment on my post. Love you and Best of Luck!

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello htodd,

      Thanks to you too for appreciating my post. Hope it works for you. Good Luck!

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello sunilkunnoth2012,

      Thanks for your wish and motivating praise. All the Best!

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello joaniebaby,

      Thanks for such an inspiring appreciation. Good Luck!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      well said shampa.

      Nice tips indeed :)

      Happy birthday and wishing you lots more inspiration...cheers!

      voted up as interesting, useful and sharing it across

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks a lot for the nice post ..Nice tips

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Really motivating and inspiring. I welcome this kind of hubs. It gives us energy to write further. Thank you and congrats!

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      joaniebaby 5 years ago

      Some very useful and "inspiring" thoughts. I was doing research for one of my Hubs and discovered many things I did not know before. Just amazing. One thing seems to lead to another, just as reading your Hub and others, gives me new ideas for more Hubs of my own. When my son discovered Hubpages and suggested it might be something I would like to do, I didn't think I had much to write about. But I am surprised daily by new "inspirations" and I can't find time to write all that I want to.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello donabhatt,

      Thanks a lot for the praise.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Diana Lee,

      Thanks for your voting up and appreciation.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Johan Smulders,

      The way you thought about this article is a praise for me. Thanks a lot.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Iafamillia,

      Thanks a lot for your voting up.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello radhikasree,

      It is a pleasure to receive a comment from you. Thanks for your voting up and praise. The method indeed works for me. Thanks again.

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      donabhatt 5 years ago from Hyderabad

      Nice thoughts......

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      Diana L Pierce 5 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Good advice. Voted up.

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      Johan Smulders 5 years ago from East London, South Africa

      A lot of usefull info, thanks

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      lafamillia 5 years ago from Soutcentral Europe

      Up and interesting I say :)

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Up and useful!

      Your view points for a writer to get inspired and write articles have inspired me a lot! I too quote the points that struck my head little by little when working on the current topic. Great hub!

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