Sometimes, my inspiration comes at 2 AM and I find myself up 'til 4 getting that story on paper or screen. Other times, by 11 PM, my mind has shut down and I can barely remember why I love to write. Those 2 AM sparks often require drastic changes or complete removal after I wake up later that day. What inspired me at 2 AM may horrify me at 8 AM.
I'd have to say that I am most inspired by what I am writing when I am influenced by strong emotion. Strangely enough, they also occur early in the morning (midnight to five A.M.). I tend to treat it as a way to filter out everything and put it on paper, effectively "putting it out" of my mind.
I can't say that I have a set time, it is just going through life and it's struggles or joys. I suppose a quiet place or quiet time does make a difference with my thinking, and that could be at any hour of the day or night for me. Just write like you write.
Ha! I agree.. I end up disgusted/angry/dumbfounded, every time I watch television. I also think running would give you a good chance to let your mind reflect on different things and come up with great articles..
My best ideas happen at anytime. It can be just by reading a hub, and I'm ready to go into writing mode. I think all the time, so I listen carefully to what others say, and writing ideas come from that. For me it's anytime.
I love to write poetry.And i got my inspiration from daily life emotion.When i feel very happy or sad, some though will come to my mind and try to write down it. I love to cook also.So when i cook some thing new ,I try to share it with all friends.My writing inspiration is my husband, he always praise me to write.
I love it molometer! I have just recently started carrying my camera for the same reason. Like you, I always have a notepad and pen close. I have also started using my phone to jot notes and the voice recorder to record those sudden, random ideas.
My inspiration usually comes at the ODDEST of times! For example, once my sister and I had to take my nephew to the hospital because he was really sick. Once we got there, we saw there was like FORTY other kids with the same symptoms. And they kept coming. Apparently the nurse said it was like that all week long. They had to open the below ground level of the hospital to treat all the kids. From that, I wrote a nice length zombie story.
Usually when it's least convenient, like in the shower, while I'm driving, when I'm half awake or when its otherwise difficult to stop and act on it. My Muse often wants to see if I'll make an effort to make things happen.
Late night, when everyone else is asleep, is one good time. It often feels like the wavelengths are empty or clearer then, and I can hear my ideas more clearly
And there is a way to program yourself as you go to sleep so that you wake up with ideas, answers to problems and other information that has previously been concealed from you....
I know exactly what you mean. I was saying earlier, I've taken to using my phone to record ideas while I am driving - when that one stroke of brilliance hits me - and I know if I don't record it- I will forget it forever.
I get the most inspiration to write during a thunderstorm, or at about 04:00am when the house is silent and everyone else is asleep. Sometimes I get a burst of inspiration right after a workout, but that doesn't happen often. When I need to kinda kick start my inspiration (like today) I go and organize something. It's like the act of rearranging objects and putting them in some semblance of order, organizes the thoughts in my brain and gets the creativity flowing again. It's probably more symbolic than anything, but it works!
Indeed! We had so much clutter everywhere when I started writing that I just couldn't think at all. So I rearranged my whole living room and made a small "office" so that I could write "officially." It really made a huge difference!
Organizing completely does it for me - and best of all, the end result is a clear, calm space in which anyone would be happy to work! All those birds with just the one stone! Or something slightly less grizzly...
lol I totally agree buckleupdorothy! My desk is actually right next to my husband's, and there is a VERY stark difference between my nice clean desk and his cluttered one! My desk is very calming, and its actually hard to think next to his! lol
I feel that my best ideas appear to come when I am having completely unrelated coversations with people, or at work so it is hard to get my ideas down. But, when I do I have had some great things come out of it. Otherwise, it appears that random late hours make my mind wander into creative possibilities.
Usually when I'm on a walk I come up with great ideals to write on. My problem, I need to remember to bring a pen to write down the concept, otherwise I tend to forget and miss out on a lot of good writes. But when I do sit now to put to print, it flows through the key board like water.
Yes, I do! I have been found many times painting or writing at 2 - 3 a.m. or so. My family thinks I am nuts for doing stuff at that hour. But, if you don't do it when that inspiration hits you, then you may miss out on something great!
I find my inspiration is greatest when I think deeply over a subject for an extended period. I believe my sub-conscience is trying to answer my questions through an artistic medium, which may materialize as words or music.
My best ideas come at time when I am usually busy, Like when I am at work...worst time as I work in catering. Then I can not let it go until I have noted it down. I love writing and those moments of inspiration give me a great feeling of well being. then sometime my idea's just seem a little crazy...Still you have to get the good with the bad.....it keeps me smiling....
Im pretty much the same I always seem to get my best ideas just before I fall to sleep, or when i am trying to get to sleep. I have insomnia quite often so will stay awake going through ideas in my head for articles or hubs.
Almost two years later... I find the more I write the more what you said is true. If I schedule time to write and site down to start it, I sometimes have to force it out and then I get more inspired as I go.
I'm an early hours of the morning writer as well and I really love it sometimes when I get an inspiration that just has to be written down and it keeps me in the zone for a while, refreshing my passion and desire for writing.
I get my best story and hub ideas at the most awkward and unlikely times, such as when I'm driving, taking a shower, working out, or whenever I'm not trying to come up with any ideas. Other times, I'll watch a movie or read a book and get a similar idea that way. Sometimes, all we need is a little push to get us going (much like a standard car with a dead battery).
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