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Inspiration and what to do to find it.

Updated on September 15, 2013
Inspired | Source

Are you blocked from writing?

If you are like me and you have lots of ideas about what you want to write about, yet you get those days when you want to write, but really don't want to write on the subjects you have notes and titles for, then wing it by looking at a photograph or inspirational picture and write what springs to mind.

You will find that they become your favourites.

I love to write about things that I have no previous thoughts on. Just that little spark, the hint of a title and I am away.

Nothing is more pleasurable than sitting down with the laptop and having no idea what subject I am going to write about.

You can waste so much time thinking about a subject that you just don't do it justice when you finally get started on the article. On the other hand once you start writing about an inspirational experience then the words just fly from your mind to your fingers and before you know it the words are on the page waiting to be read.

I had no idea 20 minutes ago what I would write about today.

20 minutes ago I had no clue as to what I would write about. Yes I have notes on various hub titles I would like to write about. The only thing was I didn't fancy writing about any of them.

Today I was feeling inspired to write from the heart and head and put the thoughts straight down on the laptop. What you are reading now is the result of how I have been feeling today about my inspiration for writing.

I decided to take a look at some inspirational pictures on Google. The one which prompted me to write is the one at the top of this article.

Ask yourself what you see in the picture

If you do this you cannot fail to start to write about it.

The block then is over as you start to express in words what your eyes are seeing.

Anyone reading this who cannot write about what they see in the picture I have some bad news for are dead! This may seem a bit harsh to say that,but it is true. If you believe you are truly blocked from writing then you have left this mortal coil.

In simple terms it means that you can't be bothered to write because you have to think and thinking is too hard so you whimp out and say you are blocked. An easy excuse to get out of a bit of hard work in my view.

I am sorry if this is not what you want to hear, but it is what I feel about the subject.

'Basically if you want to write you will write. If you don't want to write then you won't. Either way it is so'


How can you look at this and not feel inspired to write?
How can you look at this and not feel inspired to write? | Source
'Basically if you want to write you will write. If you don't want to write then you won't. Either way it is so
'Basically if you want to write you will write. If you don't want to write then you won't. Either way it is so

Here goes.

This picture reminds me of happy days, you know the ones. I am talking of your childhood. Laying down in the long grass just looking up at the sky. You wonder why. Why are we here. How can it be. Your little eyes are drawn to the sun's rays breaking through the clouds and streaking down to the ground. It looks as though the light is never going to stop as it hits the horizon. It seems to go right down behind the curve in the earth. Can they see what I can see in other parts of the country and the world?

I hope they can and I hope they can feel the power which comes from the rays of the sun. Maybe I will never know.

The speed the light is travelling out from the clouds is inspiring. You get the feeling it is moving so fast that it stands still, stopping time in it's tracks. That seems weird now I have written it but when I look at the picture again it makes sense.

There are no trees to see the power of the wind but I can feel it blowing and pushing the clouds away. Before long the beauty of the rays will be no more. I know that by looking at the picture at a later date that this will remind me how beautiful it really was, for those few fleeting minutes.

I will also be reminded of my time writing this article about that beautiful picture. It will be here for as long as I choose it to be.

That is the power of a little bit of inspiration from looking at a picture. I could go on talking about the grass and the colour of the sky but I am going to let you decide for yourself and challenge you to do the same as I have.

I challenge you to look at the same picture and write what it makes you think. Use the same picture by copying it and putting it in your article and then write what comes to mind, however long or short the message may be. Never ever say that you don't have anything to say in your hubs and articles.

You have your own views and opinions and it is time to share them with anyone who chooses to read your ramblings. The fact is that you have done something today towards your future. It doesn't matter that you haven't spent lots of time perfecting and tweaking to make it look as good as you can get it. The important thing is that you have done something.

You aren't dead, you are so alive it is untrue.

Live your truth today and you will do justice to yourself and your work here on Hub Pages.

Spend another day doing nothing but looking for perfection in yourself and you waste a day, another day. Don't wait for conditions to be perfect because they never will be perfect. Make the conditions work to your advantage and write for all you are worth and tomorrow you will know what you are going to do if you cannot think what to write about.

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind.

I look forward to reading anything you have to say and I would love it if you took up my challenge to write about the same picture that I have. If you feel you are struggling to write about anything then take up the challenge now, publish your version and your block or lack of inspiration will be history, I guarantee it.

Happy Hubbing!

Hub 18 in the 30/30 Hub Challenge
Hub 18 in the 30/30 Hub Challenge


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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    midget38, thank you so much!

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    Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

    A picture indeed paints a thousand words. A very good hub on inspiration! Voted up.

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    Sondra 6 years ago from Neverland

    Excellent advice in yet another excellent Hub. I wish I could find inspiration so easily. Most times I really can find the inspiration but Im just not ready or willing to share how I feel with everyone on the Internet. I try to find a happy balance between who I really am and who I really am. Yes, I know that makes no sense...take from it what you will :)

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    khalli 6 years ago

    hey posh, i guess you are correct and just start writing. thanks

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    Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    I understand what you mean about having topics you wrote down to write about but not being in the mood that particular day. Well done!

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    kjforce 6 years ago from Florida

    I found this picture to represent either the beiginning of or ending of a perfect day.The colours are that of Mother Earth, with no garish man made artificialaty. Your words of waiting for "perfection",is correct,as we all view that word in different meaning.Enjoyed your article very much, and will think about the "challenge", however Hub site has always found my writing to be substandard.. so I read others and comment..thanks for sharing..I have published books on living with the "quirks" in life..

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    Wow this is a great hub...thanks for the advice....sometimes I just start writing and other times I have no idea...

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    instantlyfamily 6 years ago

    Terrific tips! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    wetnosedogs 6 years ago from Alabama

    Guess I have to be the weird one. When I saw that pic, I thought what is a map doing in the pic? All the pictures are beautiful and I always enjoyed Peter, Paul and Mary.

    Great hub and glad to know I'm not dead yet!

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    Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

    Thank you for the inspiration, the picture is beautiful.

    Voted up and awesome. my friend, Joyce

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Super hub! That pic reminds me of just sitting in an open field and awaiting the dawn.

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    Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

    My initial response was that I couldn't comment because I was dead Haha! Since I'm very much alive I'll also add ... Well done Steve!!! You obviously like a good challenge and nothing is holding you back!! Fab hub! Keep on hubbin'!