|(Photo credit to Tom Byrne, on Flickr)|
I’d like to talk about a problem that faces all creatives at one point or another. The block, the wall, and the dead-end. The bane of writer’s everywhere, known as: “Writer’s Block”.
- We need to surprise our minds. Try something new, maybe change your routine a tad. Perhaps change location of where you normally write, or go on a walk and soak in nature.
- Our minds are like sponges; soaking in everything around us. Our settings and characters will take those memories and thoughts within our minds and convert them into actions and situations. When we change things up, it gives our minds a chance to breathe and soak in new things.
- Additionally we gain more experiences that help us create ink splots upon our pages.
- Another wonderful sort of inspiration comes in the form of an inspiration board.
- Either created manually in collage format or by using a pin-board on pinterest, we can begin to gather more details for our works.
- If you would like an example of a pinterest inspiration board, here is the one for my current WIP:
- The final but no less important inspiration tactic I use are music playlists.
- You can pick a certain genre of music to fit the setting of your story.
- Many a musical playlist has helped me keep to a setting or theme of a story.
- They are marvelous tools that can also be truly enjoyable, as well.