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Saturday, November 21, 2015

8 Ways to Keep Writing Inspiration


It's time to write, but life's issue(s) keeps blocking-out writing inspiration. You tapped out a tune on your desk, even re-arranged it. The concern about inspiration is mounting inside you, and writing ideas keep running further away. Turn your attention on you.

  • Take a deep breath.
  • Relax.
  • Write about the issue. 
Write It Down

Write down everything. Begin with the following. What are you feeling about the issue? Why are you negative about it? What's the reason you're stuck? Go over the circumstances that encouraged your negative feelings.

  • Decide on a writing project for the issue.
  • A self-help post is an option.
  • The therapeutic use of writing helps.     
Writing Prompt

A writing prompt( is a word, line or anything that ignites inspiration. Writing prompts like inspiration can be discovered in the house that looms, a childhood room or a person's words surrounded by boom.

  • The word looms, for example, has the potential of inspiring a novel.
  • Paste it to your desk or wallet.
  • Glance at it throughout the day to inspire writing ideas.
Pet's Behavior

A pet's behavior, look or activity provides an out-let for writing inspiration. A cat, let's say, who stared from near-by as a sandwich was prepared suddenly ran away. The owner turned to gather another ingredient, returned to notice a slice of cheese had disappeared. Hmm. What could have happened to the cheese?

  • The writing idea possibilities flame.
  • A children's short-story about a cat and cheese.
  • A haunted house mystery?    

A recipe has the inspiring ability for cooks as well as writers. This post from a writer's perspective? A recipe involved tale is interesting. It could be a family member being assigned as "keeper" of a recipe. The "keeper" is to safe-guard it until it's ready to be passed down.

  • A children's mystery could unfold.
  • An article revealing facts and myths on forgetting.
  • A prank played? 

A fact uncovers inspiring writing. Select any fact. Funny, serious or trending facts present avenues to explore. Let's look further. The more you look, the more writing ideas will expose themselves. Jot down writing ideas that interest you as they jump-out. 

  • Are cats more popular than dogs?
  • How many left-handed people are in the United States? World?
  • What color soothes, makes you smile?   

The clock is an ordinary time tool that people use to juggle their lives by. It wakes you and your day begins. You allot time for appointments, activities and functions. The clock waits for no one. Look at time from a writer's view-point. Time stopped.

  • The brightest minds failed to re-start time. 
  • How would humans know when to leave for specific destinations? 
  • A novel in the making?

Pick keywords from a writing project that, for one reason or another, your enthusiasm for it fizzled out. Think about it. Keywords are what Google, Yahoo and others( take notice of.

  • Scribble down keywords to find one(s) that spark-up your creativity.
  • Perhaps, the title starts you writing.
  • A trending keyword to motivate you back into the writing project.   


Tuesday, November 10, 2015



Familidays is the time families and friends come-together for an activity or function. It may be a graduation, movie day or just because one's choice day. The time spent will roll-out funny, interesting and, often, shocking behaviors.
  • These moments expose possible writing ideas.
  • Research a specific behavior is an option.
  • The historical beginning of a holiday could hold promise.
A news article grabs attention when it details what happened at pool-side, during a dinner or after the party. The circumstances of your last dinner or after "it" happened. The circumstances of a certain incident rose to mind? This is the moment to write an article. Why?
  • It's therapeutic.
  • The article has an ability to help someone.
  • At the least, learn from it. 
I remember, for example, a person who kept her lips moist by spreading petroleum jelly on them. She applied it like lipstick. Dinner was over, and she applied it. Some time passed. Again, the jelly was plopped on her lips. Without warning, she'd plop a kiss on your cheek. You never knew when the kiss would come. How can one action become a writing idea?
  • She inspired the poem, "The Plopper."
  • "Familidays," the blog post taps into it.
  • A character in my novel may have a similar habit.
The idea is to set creativity on fire, or keep churning out writing projects. Perhaps, the term familidays fails to excite your creative flow. Shuffle the word around to dance with your creativity. How? Think of your most frequently used words.
  • What word is comfortable with you, your creativity?
  • Select the line, word, that inspires you.
  • Take some time to think about it.
Put two words together. Experiment. Relax. You may become tired. Stop. Come-back tomorrow. I'm going to drop some words off the top of my head. It can be fun. Let me know what you came up with. Any word or every word can take part.
  • Turkelicious.
  • Ween-madness.
  • Troleum-plopper.  

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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.

She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.

Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.

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