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Ways to inspire yourself to write

Updated on January 26, 2012

Writing is a passion that can come naturally for many of us, but sometimes we tend to lose the drive that we have and we find it hard to craft a unique and interesting article that others want to read and share. At times, we might need a little bit of inspiration to get the creative juices flowing again so that we can create these wonderful written masterpieces for the world to see.

Taking a walk

Inspiration can be found all around us, but oftentimes it comes from within and can give us the biggest boost that we need to start writing. In order to dig into our inner writing spirit, we need to try and get away from the hustle and bustle of the work office. Specifically, this means to get away from our computers or writing stations. Take about 20 minutes and go outside for a nice stroll around the block or the nearest park. A good idea is to take your walk without listening to any music and just pay attention to the sound of nature. Getting away from your workspace and workplace distractions will refresh your mind and give you a brand new perspective on things. Get your mind away from work for just a moment and take in the fresh air.

Get inspired by others

If walking around outside couldn’t inspire you enough to start writing, then another thing that you could do is to look to other peers for inspiration. Take a couple moments at other writers in your field and glance over at a couple of their work. After reading a great piece of work, you should be pumped up and inspired to start writing your own. Keep in mind that this tactic can lead to undesirable things such as being subconsciously inclined to write in a similar fashion and style like your peers.

Play a word game

Another thing that can be done to get the inspiration that you need to get that creative storm brewing in your mind is to take a break from work and go play a word based game. There are many games that can really work wonders at giving you the spark that can kick-off your writing success. Some popular word games that can really get your mind thinking creatively can be found online and you can even play some these games with other people.

Start Writing!

Finally, if none of these things seems to be able to get your mind into the creative mindset, then another option is to simply sit down and just start writing. Yes, this is something that is easier said than done and usually writers block can be overcome within a first few sentences and this will easily enable you to move on with the rest of your writing quite easily.

Writing can be a joyous thing for many people and for those who are really passionate about it, it can come quite easily and with very little effort. When you develop a knack for writing, it can quickly become something that you will treat as a fun activity or a hobby.


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    • skyshooter profile image

      skyshooter 6 years ago from United States Of America

      Hey dahlia,

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Yes, I do consider myself one of those writers who can pretty much write about any subject matter. It seems that I have a knack for this sort of stuff.

    • Dahlia Flower profile image

      Dahlia Flower 6 years ago from Canada

      Perhaps you're one of those writers who can choose a topic, research it and write about it. This kind of writer can become a good journalist. I am the opposite. I never go looking for topics to write about because if they don't come popping in to mind and pestering me to be written, they don't get written -- and I get to do other things with my day.

      I enjoyed your thoughts on this subject.