I'm wondering how you deal with this issue as writers. When you don't feel passionate or you're not an expert in something, OR when you feel like you've exhausted all of your knowledge in your particular niche, what do you write about? How do you find new topics to explore in your writing?
Every now and then the brain needs something to start the "firing" sequence. Do something different! If you don't bowl - go bowling. If you don't camp - go camping. If you don't like meeting new people - go next door and converse with a neighbor. Don't like to shop - go shop elsewhere or just cruise the available stores for ideas. All these and more are designed to get the mind working. It's called commerce but it's also good for writing.
Another good one is visiting historical markers or sites.
When writer's block grips me, and I don't have a schedule (beyond my own) to satisfy I tend to write on my personal blog.
I do have a failsafe way to get back in the mood though. For some reason taking a shower sparks a fountain of ideas.
That's pretty cool. How do you know what to write on your personal blog, though?
How do you write in the shower? Do you have one of those SpongePob iPads?
If I don't know what to write, I just go do something else. The less I stress about it, the faster ideas come to me.
When I don't feel like writing anything that I feel is suited to hubpages, I write blog posts about the things that are on my mind. I have a couple of blogs that are very focused, for niche writing. I also have a personal blog were I share what ever I want to -- quotes I find inspiring, antidotes from my day, concerns, thoughts, and occasionally a rant.
This is when I take a break and get out of the house. The world is rife with inspiration. Take a bus ride if you usually drive and see what happens. Try the "what if" thing... you just let your imagination go and tell a story from something simple you observe. Also, I read more. I get a lot of inspiration from other writers - not copying their ideas, just letting something leap out at me.
Sometimes I'll just wait until a question pops into my head and then I'll just use the research I do to find out the answer as an excuse to write an article.
My love of writing comes from my love of reading. So when I'm stuck, I stop trying and go back to my first love. I really like to break out some classic novels. Diving in to one of those always seems to re-energize my creativity.
It's all right there, all you need.
I don't write anything if i can't muster the enthusiasm or idea.
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