Random Trails: How to Be a Writer: 210 Tips | Write to Done

This post came from a blog that I regularly read – Write to Done. I especially like the end of the list. I hope it inspires you.

Here is the blog:

How to Be a Writer: 210 Tips.

Here are the ways to increase your creativity (I removed the numbers but you’ll find them at the bottom of the list):

How to Become More Creative

Nothing is more important than creativity when it comes to writing. The following selection of tips will boost your creativity.

Make notes of your (fleeting) brilliant ideas.

Keep a journal to keep the writing juices flowing.

Use a journal to sort out your thoughts and feelings.

Watch people.

Write in 101 words.

Do a ’stream of consciousness’ piece and see where it leads you.

Allow your mind to wander.

Try scotch or weed if all else fails…

Meditate regularly to steady the mind.

Mow the lawn, take a walk, go for a run…anything that requires the conscious mind to focus so the subconscious is free to create.

Bookmark this list and come back when you need to get those creative juices flowing.

Record random thoughts, story ideas, quotes on your phone when you’re out and about.

Use ‘clustering’ to free up inspiration.

Study nature for simile possibilities.

Keep the flow going. If it’s clicking for you, keep writing.

Write using a pencil instead of a laptop for more creativity.

Check out the Urban Dictionary for topical inspiration.

Get to know someone different from you and reflect on the experience.

Try new ideas or hobbies – the more variety you have in your life, the more likely you are to keep on generating good ideas on the page.

Take time to muse.

Write at the scene. If you want to write about a beach, get a picnic rug and go write by the sea.

Use mindmaps for inspiration.

Collect words.

Write everything down. Don’t trust your memory when you have a good idea, especially at night.

Trying to convey a certain emotion but not sure how? Listen to music that conveys a certain emotion in you while writing.

Cure for Writer’s Block: Read a great article from a favorite author or publication.

Write on paper with the opposite hand. The awkwardness and level of difficulty create time for more thoughts to enter your head.

When you feel blocked, do something mindless, like ironing or going for a quiet walk.

Write outside.

Write when it comes to you.

Don’t wait for ideas. Find them everywhere.

Read the comments on your blog, treasure the folk who take the time to leave them and gather the seeds to make a great post.


Posted on September 10, 2012, in inspiration, writer's life, writing, writing ideas and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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