What do you do when you cannot find anything interesting to write about?

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  1. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 7 years ago

    What do you do when you cannot find anything interesting to write about?

    I have been in a funk for a few days now and it is driving me crazy as I cannot seem to come up with something to write about.

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    I know the feeling.  My problem is that when I get away from my computer. . . .I start getting a million ideas about things to write about - but as soon as I sit down in front of the thing again. . . .the sort of vanish!

    Take a brisk walk, or hop on a bicycle and take off, after the blood gets all going - you'll get some ideas!

  3. profile image0
    BenjaminBposted 7 years ago

    I slam my hand in the window sill and somewhere inside the wave of pain an epiphany always comes to me.

  4. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 7 years ago

    LOL Thanks but I think I will try something else. smile

  5. Bobri Dobri profile image72
    Bobri Dobriposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, I knew that feeling.. What I managed to do is I made a word document, where I put all ideas 24/7.I tuned my mind to look at any information I get (TV, news, talks with people, items I meet every where) through the filter of "Is it interesting topic to write about? Can I write about it?". If I answer yes to both questions, I put this topic idea in my word document. And this works pretty well! For now I have at least 20-30 topic ideas waiting for me to write about. If it doesn't help or I'm too lazy to gather information about some topic, I just write recipes about anything I cook. I hope it helps!

  6. northweststarr profile image80
    northweststarrposted 7 years ago

    I write about something uninteresting to me... eventually, I will get into it.  How could I not?

  7. wingedcentaur profile image83
    wingedcentaurposted 7 years ago

    When that happens to me, one thing I do is hang out here, on the Q & A page. I answer a few questions, occasionally pose one of my own, and this helps snap me out of the "funk." In fact, I have gotten many ideas for hubs from the Q & A in the past and will probably do so again.

  8. frugalfamily profile image71
    frugalfamilyposted 7 years ago

    Like Wesman, I find that most of my ideas for stories come when I am away from my computer.  I started carying sticky notes with me.  Now when someone says "I didn't know that!" or "That's a good way of putting that" I take out my sticky notes.  I tell the person I am a writer and I need to "jot that down."  They love to see that and ask where they can see my work:)

  9. Seeker7 profile image92
    Seeker7posted 7 years ago

    Hi Susan,

    I tend to just spend time reading hubs or questions. I also browse around the net. If I'm really stuck I just put a topic I like into the search engines and see what comes up. Quite a few times I've hit on an idea for a hub.

  10. jkhan profile image58
    jkhanposted 7 years ago

    Just write and write...whatever comes into your curious mind. It will eventually lead to somewhere. It works for me...always.

  11. My Stories profile image59
    My Storiesposted 7 years ago

    Sometimes I will just sit there in quiety and think... I think of anything that comes to mind and if it sticks I will keep the idea to write about.

  12. Hyphenbird profile image91
    Hyphenbirdposted 7 years ago

    I have never had that problem. I don't have time to get all my ideas written! You might want to Google writer's prompts. There are many sites out there  to give one a starting phrase or sentence.

  13. Naomi's Banner profile image77
    Naomi's Bannerposted 7 years ago

    Get out and about and experience some fun.  That shoud always be fodder for  a new writing experience.  Look into the deep dark recesses of your family history and I bet you can find interesting facts about your ancestors to write about.

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 7 years ago

    If you go on living your life, you're bound to find something to write about.  I hang out with highly creative people, and they always inspire me.  Some write, some don't.  We are all artists.

  15. truthfornow profile image82
    truthfornowposted 7 years ago

    life experiences give me the best ideas ~ when something happens to me that has an impact, eventually a way to write about it comes to mind.

  16. TheWorldNow profile image72
    TheWorldNowposted 7 years ago

    I think one of the biggest contributors to writers block is trying too hard. I just go about my life and wait until inspiration strikes me. I find that this makes the writing more enjoyable, while also enhancing the reader's experience.
    You can always tell when you are reading an article written by someone with a real passion or interest in the topic.
    So I would say you should just wait for inspiration. Sorry if that answer seems like more of a cop out than anything.

  17. Jason Oleinik profile image72
    Jason Oleinikposted 7 years ago

    Great question that I find myself struggling with a lot...I usually look through my interests, and find something interesting  to read/watch, as well as look around answers/hubs on hubpages to get my mind working. Stepping away from the computer helps too.

  18. chiquitabiddle profile image59
    chiquitabiddleposted 7 years ago

    I turn on one of my favorite cds and I find a secluded place. A place where there would be no distractions and I write whenever the inspiration comes.

  19. CreativeReaction profile image61
    CreativeReactionposted 7 years ago

    If I am in a block I look for quotes.  I google for quotes that best describe my current mood and then just go.  Usually, I end up on some random tangent but at least I am out of the apathy.

  20. penlady profile image59
    penladyposted 7 years ago

    Look around you.  When you go out to the store, gas station, etc.  look around you closely.  You're bound to find ideas within your surroundings.  That's what I do and it works.

 
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