Writers write. It is the only way through which we birth pieces. The thing is for most writers, the development cycle is so slow and although it is not a very bad thing what harm is there in developing fast? The thing is to develop in the craft of writing like any other craft requires practice; consistent practice. To this end it is very important for the budding writer to write regularly.
There is myth that parades most writers’ minds. It’s even more common among aspiring and amateur writers. This myth is that s/he must produce excellent work every time. That real writers always churn out awesome pieces.
Last week I’ve wrote about where I go to get inspired to write. However, I’ve come to know that aside such moments when we lack inspiration, there is also another big problem many writers face daily. This is the problem of deciding what to write.
Often times we have more than one thing for which we are itching to write. We have two or more ideas waiting to be penned down.
5 places I go to get inspired to write
There are days when as writers we feel uninspired to write.
It is not that there’s some writers’ block or that we’re not in the mood to write but that there’s is no inspiration to write.
On such days no articles are produced, no stories birthed and the writers’ world is in a standstill. Zero productivity. Constant drifting.
To solve this problem, there are places where I go to get fresh inspiration to write and that is what I write about in this post.
Whether you’re just starting out or have been writing for a long time, there are always days when you want to do anything but writing. On such days you feel like beating yourself up. Writing productivity is lost and the creative muscles are dulled (at least for that moment). Well, I am an avid fan of staying productive (churn out great pieces) and such days are always nightmares. I feel awful on them.
This is a subject of plenty debates among writers. Today I’d take my side.
Most writers take writing a very complicated process. They believe you need to sound and look serious when writing else your work wouldn’t be good enough.
While it is true that how you present your pieces determines how you are viewed, does it mean you must be formal?
Have you ever cared to ask why some writers churn out page turners while others don’t?
It is commonplace to find the work of a good writer interesting, engaging and awesome in flow.
You find yourself reading such page turners faster.
But what makes a piece great enough to make you turn to the next page without getting tired?
What drives boredom from the writings of some writers?
Well, today I’m going to tell you one major reason writings could turn out boring.
Last week I was reading a short story online. It was a good story – suspense filled, captivating flow and well described scenes.
But then as I was reading I began to bump into some potholes.
I was irritated and had to stop reading it.
Let me ask you, Have you ever left an article because it was poorly written?
Or better still, Have you ever written a piece only to receive feedback on it saying: “nice concept but please rewrite”?
If you belong to a writing group or work with an Editor, I bet your answer would be yes!
In my little stay on earth, I’ve come to notice that many people are in the habit of imitating just everything they do. They imitate Mr. A’s dressing, imitate Mr. B’s walking, Mr. C’s talking and . . .
“Write actionable copy”,
“Be active in your words” and
“Don’t use lazy words in your pieces”
These are beautiful pieces of advice for writers and I’m sure you’ve heard them before or even used them before pertaining the type of words you use when writing. Continue reading