Where To Obtain Inspiration When Writing Articles | The Communication Blog

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Where To Obtain Inspiration When Writing Articles

By Heather T. Higgins

There will come a time when a blogger or a writer runs out of ideas to write meaningful stories. When this happens, you might call it quits but hold your horses for a while. There are things you can do to keep the wheel turning and create fun ideas that your readers might actually like without having that "jump the shark" feel to it.

While you're writing, some people say that you need to keep things away that might distract you. But when you are running out of ideas, it is much advisable that you distract yourself as much as possible. Take out all the things from the shelf and spread them out on the table. Read them and see what you can do.

See a movie and write a review about it. You can base your review on the setting and the emotion it creates while you watched it. It will make you think more emotionally and when you do put them into words.

While you are reading magazines and newspapers, right down the conflicts involved in their stories and what other people think of it. You can use those conflicts to your stories or to your blogs as ways to perk people's interests.

Find a problem that you have solved and write other solutions to the problem including those that you find impossible to do or those you find that would generate another set of problems. This will turn out to be a good way to flesh out a character or a story.

It might be difficult at times but look inside yourself. Look at where you have been in the past couple of years and what you have learned in life. You can put them into words and apply them into your characters of your story.

Listen to people's stories. You can go to a coffee shop and eavesdrop on their conversation. Jot down the conflict of their story and make it your own. You can then infuse some of your own experience and how you would want to resolve such conflict.

If that does not help, you can turn on your speakers and listen to your favorite songs. Get in touch with your emotions and let the music speak for itself. Sappy love songs generate love and you begin to be inspired to write love themed stories. Angst music provides the same inspiration.

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