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7 Simple Activities To Inspire Your Writing! (2022)

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As a writer, it’s easier to have ideas, but they vanish instantly if you don’t write them down. Ideas are like birds; the more you force boundaries on them, the more they just want to get out of that cage and fly away. Whereas, the moment you release them, you’ll notice that they are sitting on your shoulder (good or devil side doesn’t matter!)  
 
Don’t just let “ideas” knock on your creative writing mind. Let them in and inspire yourself; welcome ideas with a warm heart, and sip a cup of coffee while processing them. Here are the 7 simple activities to inspire your writing. 

Scroll Through Pinterest

 
Pinterest is a social media platform where users can share images and videos from the internet. It has become a popular site for writers to find inspiration for their work. The Pinterest feed is full of images that can spark an idea for a story, help with character development, or provide ideas for the setting. There are also boards dedicated to writing advice and prompts. 
 
Pinterest is a great way to get inspired for your next project. You can find everything from home improvement ideas to recipes. But it’s important to ensure that the pins you follow are relevant to your interests. Otherwise, you’ll be wasting time scrolling through pictures that don’t inspire you. 
 
Tailor your Pinterest feed to your interests, so you won’t get distracted while scrolling through random, unhelpful content. You might don’t want to waste time watching how to bake cookies without a microwave while you are here seeking inspiration. 

Read…Write…Read!


Read Something You Want To Write About

 
Read an article by a writer you admire. While it may seem obvious, many writers don’t spend time reading other people’s work. Reading different types of writing is a great way to feel inspired and will help you become more well-rounded as a writer. 
 
In the summer of 2014, I read an article by George Saunders called “The Braindead Megaphone.” Saunders is one of my favorite authors, and I was excited to see what he had to say about the state of writing today. The article was published in The New Yorker and critiqued how writing is taught in schools and how it’s often neglected in favor of other subjects. Saunders argued that students must be taught how to write well to communicate their ideas effectively. He also urged teachers to assign more creative writing assignments so that students can learn to express themselves creatively. 
 
I completely agree with Saunders’ argument. I think writing is a skill that should be taught in schools, along with reading and math. In my experience, good writing skills are essential for success in college and beyond. 

 

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Music is the key to inspiration

Play Music

 
Think about the last time you heard your favorite song. What images came to your mind? Maybe you were driving, and the sun was setting in the sky. The song made you feel happy and free, and suddenly you were on a beach in Hawaii, surrounded by friends and loved ones. Maybe you were lying in bed, trying to get to sleep, but the music was so beautiful that you just couldn’t stop listening. Suddenly you were in the middle of a forest, with the sun shining through the trees and dappling the ground below.
 
Music is one of the most powerful forms of storytelling out there. It can take us to places we’ve never been or remind us of moments from our past. It can make us happy or sad, depending on what we’re listening to. And it can always make us feel something. 
 
We all know that feeling. That feeling where you sit down to write and nothing comes out. You might be tempted to reach for your phone to distract yourself, but what if there was another way? What if you could turn on a song that would help you feel inspired? 

Music can make anyone feel better in a blink


 

Studies To Prove That Music Helps Your With Your Creativity

 
A study published in Thinking Skills and Creativity shows that listening to ballads can help people develop new ideas. Researchers from the University of Reading studied 90 participants and asked them to listen to a series of ballads and rock songs. The participants then wrote down a list of words that sprung to mind while listening to each song. The researchers found that the participants who listened to ballads had a higher number of words that they came up with. 
 
And it’s not just the songs that may inspire you, but the artists themselves. They can inspire people in ways that no other profession can. Not only do they create beautiful pieces of art, but they also can share their stories and experiences that may touch people in a way that nothing else can. This is what makes them so unique and special.
 
The next time you feel stuck, try turning on a swelling ballad or a heavy metal song and see where your thoughts go.  You might find new ideas that encourage or inspire your writing for good. 

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Art includes history

Admire The Art

 
Look for a piece of art that speaks to you on the Internet, in a book, or in a museum, and then ask yourself, “What about this artwork is compelling to me?”  How can I incorporate that into my writing? How can I feel motivated? 
 
There are countless pieces of art to admire, but it can be hard to find the time to go out and see them. Instead, why not look online, in a book, or even at a museum website until you find one that speaks to you? Once you’ve found it, take the time to appreciate its features. What elements does it contain? Is the artist’s technique unusual or unique? Why did the artist choose to create this specific piece? Thinking about these questions can help you appreciate art even more. 
 
There is no need to feel guilty for looking at art. Paintings, sculptures, and other fine art pieces can also help find inspiration. Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery and perspective to jump-start the creative process. So take a break from work, put on some music, and head to the nearest museum or gallery. Who knows, you might just find your next big idea. 
 
Let’s look at a view together! 
 

sunrise


 
The painting is done in broad brushstrokes of vibrant colors. Against the backdrop of a dark and stormy sky, the sun shines brightly, casting a warm glow on the homes in the painting. It is a beautiful and peaceful scene. 
 

But what is the artist trying to convey? 

 
Many believe art should be open to interpretation and that each person should see something different in a painting or sculpture. I agree with this sentiment; however, I also think there can be hidden messages in the art that the artist may not have even been aware of when creating the work.
 
I believe the artist was trying to say something about hope in this painting. Despite the darkness and chaos in the sky, the sun still shines brightly, casting its light on the homes below. This represents hope for better days ahead. 
 

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Relax, unwind and Inspire Your Writing 

 
In a society that is so constantly connected to technology, it’s important to take time for yourself to relax and enjoy life. There are many different ways to do this, but one of the simplest is by doing something else. This can be anything from going for a walk outside to baking in the kitchen. Whatever you choose, it’s important to find something you enjoy and can relax you. Taking time for yourself can help improve your mood, productivity, and overall well-being. 
 
Experts say that taking a break is essential to being productive. If you’ve tried absolutely everything every day and can’t find a solution, it might be time for a break. Step away from your problem, and give yourself some time to relax. Clear your head, and then come back to it with a fresh perspective. You might be surprised at how much easier it is to find a solution when you’re not stressing yourself out. When you’re stuck, ask for help. 
 
Some say, “I’m so stressed out that I don’t want to share my ideas with anyone.” Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you are in this situation. After all, people are here to help you. Don’t feel ashamed if you need it; most of us do at one point or another! 
 

Use Writing Prompts

 
Sometimes all you need is a little nudge in a specific direction. That’s where writing prompts come in handy. Whether you’re looking to start a new piece or struggle to develop ideas for writing, prompts can be a great way to get the juices flowing. They can be used for anything from completing a quick writing exercise to working on a longer project. The important thing is to find ones that work for you and that fit the type of writing you want to do. 
 
Here are some written by me on my Instagram. I’m sure you’ll find these useful. 


 Final Thoughts!

 
Everyone has their own way of writing, and no one is perfect. You can always improve your writing skills over time by continuously writing and practicing. However, don’t forget to keep practicing because it’s the only way to get better. 
 
Let me know your thoughts on the 7 Simple Activities to Inspire Your Writing. And comment down your unique way of getting inspired while struggling with writer’s block. (Sshhh… it’s the next blog topic!) 
 
Cheers! 
 
 
 

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It was easy when we were kids. Why don’t we dream like a 5 year old anymore? I mean we can, if we let ourselves. Hey I’m khushboo sangwan. My love for writing developed over years. It was about poems, quotes then motivation becoming thoughts. I love to get those ideas on a piece of paper serving on this digital screen. I guarantee you’ll find all that you need to know about growing years with amazing writing tips on the go. Keep on binging to the fresh content! ;-) 

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