First of all, thank you for everyone who commented on my last post, What Scares You? I received a lot of feedback and I appreciate it. You can still include your input!
I’ve had a few people ask me how I get inspired or how I write. So I’d like to share my tips to write more.
Treat it like a job.
Yes, we all hate work, but writing sometimes has to be treated like a job. There’s commitment when writing a novel or short story. I make time in the morning and evening to sit down and get to work. I’ve been trying to treat my blog the same. I make a point each day to read other posts and connect with others.
You don’t have to go all in.
Don’t we all wish we could write 2000 words a day? It can be difficult with a full-time job and other responsibilities. I make an effort to get something on paper. Even if it’s only a page or 500 words. It’ll add up over time. If I don’t feel like writing I’ll edit part of my work.
Don’t wait for inspiration to strike, ideas are everywhere.
All it takes is a simple idea to get going. I often find it in the most unusual places. One day I checked the mail, and an idea popped into my head. Look at everything as an idea for a story. Anything and anyone can influence you.
This sounds cliche, but writing really is a world of its own. You live in a world of make believe all the time, embrace it! At my day job I often think about my characters or new story ideas. I’m always jotting down ideas or creating a scene in my head.
If anyone has tips, please share in the comments!