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    20 Ways to Keep Your Writing Inspiration and Creativity High

    20 Ways to Keep Your Writing Inspiration and Creativity High

    When stressed or blocked it is wise to make a change so that
    we don't stay in that place. Yet, many times we forget some
    of the simple things that we can do for ourselves, quickly
    and easily to bring our inspiration back and increase our

    1. If you usually type your first drafts, hand write them.
    Nothing compares to the feeling the ink melting into the
    paper and the surge of that creative flow.

    2. If you spend too much time at the computer, take a break
    every hour. Go for a walk or just sit outside in the sun.
    Even five minutes in a winter sun does wonders for a mood
    and creativity.

    3. Flip through magazines or books. Their colors and ideas
    will give you sparks and switch your attitude. Blue and
    green can reduce your stress levels by 30% or more.

    4. Add strong smells to the room. Light scented candles
    around you, visit the fruit isle at the grocery store, or go
    to a store that is heavily scented. Find an orange or
    strawberries and smell it. Both will change a mood or
    create inspiration. Smells awaken your creativity. Smells
    trigger memories and are a great method to rekindle stories
    from the past.

    5. Go see or rent an inspirational movie. Relaxation time
    is important. You can even take your notebook and record
    inspirational phases. Afterwards free write that those
    phrases bring up from your subconscious.

    6. Read a book that stirs you or sparks your creativity.
    If you prefer, read poetry.

    7. Look at bold and bright colors for a few minutes. These
    change your mood.

    8. Talk with a friend about your topic to flesh out ideas
    and creativity. Record the conversation, with their
    permission of course, and play it back to hear the little
    nuances that you might have missed.

    9. Write an e-mail to a friend to tell him or her what you
    want to accomplish. If you are stuck, say so and ask for

    10. Check in with your vibrational energy and do something
    to switch it into high gear. Take a shower. Go for a walk.
    Turn on some music and dance naked for a few minutes.

    11. Hire a virtual assistant to do some typing so that you
    can stay focused on writing. You can fax your writing or
    dictate it into the computer and send her a voice file for

    12. Go to church for the noon service or whisper a prayer
    or two. This reconnects your energy with the universe and
    replenishes what might be missing.

    13. Complete an appreciation exercise. Pick something
    around you, like the telephone, lamp, or pen. Talk to it
    and tell it how much you appreciate having the electricity
    to turn it on, the opportunity to write with a tool that has
    the ink inside, not like a quill, or the softness of the
    paper you write on. Be grateful for that you have and not
    what you are missing. Or make a list of "count your
    blessing" items.

    14. Write a personal note to friends or family and tell
    them how much you love them, appreciate their
    thoughtfulness, or kindness.

    15. Authentic, flat-out, raw laughter frees the psyche and
    opens the creativity process.

    16. Find a setting with lots of trees and flowers and feel
    nature. If the weather permits, take off your shoes and
    socks and feel the grass between your toes. Nature has a
    way of freeing our spirit and renewing our soul.

    17. If guilt or a passed incident has captured your mind,
    write a "Dear Me" letter and ask yourself for forgiveness to
    loosen it's grip and expand your freedom.

    18. Are you use to writing in a quiet place? Find a
    noisy place to write, like McDonald's or the mall. When
    your space is noisy you will have to focus harder in order
    to write with clarity.

    19. Go for a quiet leisurely drive, listen to a favorite
    CD. You can sing out of tune and no one will notice
    (laughter aloud).

    20. Do something nice for someone else that you wouldn't
    normally do and be a gracious receiver of a hug.

  2. #2
    hmm..............good points...points should be noted!

  3. #3
    valuable points

  4. #4
    i m not a writer.. but .. good post

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