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7 Tips to Get Great Writing Ideas

Updated on January 17, 2008

1) As soon as an idea comes to you, it is time to write right now! Record it on anything that is handy and transfer it to full size paper as soon as possible so you won't lose it.

2) Ideas can flow over a period of minutes, hours and days so steal time if you have to in order to write when you are on a roll. It's a justifiable action.

3) Write in the places where you are most inspired and where you go to relax and rejuvenate yourself. If you write in these places you will increase writing time because these are the places you frequent in order to make sense of life. Inspirational locations bring out the best in you.

4) Carry with you at all times key words and phrases from your Table of Contents along with supporting points you want included. Use this barebones outline to write in the waiting rooms of doctors offices or while your wife/husband is shopping or whenever the opportunity presents itself. Key words and phrases are all you need to get you started writing. They are all the inspiration you need.

5) Get up a little early 2 or 3 days a week or go to bed a little later 2 or 3 days a week. Set aside this time to write. You might also consider using part of your lunch hour, if you get an hour, to write a few days a week.

6) If you are a sports fan write between periods, at half time or even during those 3-5 minute commercial breaks. You might also try keeping the sports event on the TV muted even when the game is on. If I'm rolling along with my writing I don't really need the sound to understand what is going on and I can always un-mute the TV if something interesting is going on.

7) If you're writing a particularly interesting or important section of your book, leave it out where you can see it. It's easier to just pick it up and write for a few minutes if it's readily available. Having your work handy also generates ideas just by looking at it. You can jot down those ideas in the margins of your work.

Now friends, you have got the gems. Work on!!!


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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 10 years ago from Tumkur

      Good tips to budding writers.

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      ang3lz 10 years ago

      Great information. These tips will definately help better my skills.

    • ratnaveera profile image

      ratnaveera 10 years ago from Cumbum

      Very useful tips for writers. Thanks for presenting a nice hub.

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      MrMarmalade 10 years ago from Sydney

      no wonder I get some ideas, I am following a master.