A lack of great writing ideas leads most writers to their worst fear: writer’s block. It is so easy to slip into its grip, spending endless hours at a desk (or keyboard or typewriter) just typing, word for word, the same sentence over again, until you can’t write a single word anymore. After this happens several times, the writer simply gives up on the writing project altogether and starts searching for new ideas. This is the point at which the novel begins to lose its momentum and the writer may be stuck in the process of re-writing the entire book, sometimes even rewriting it entirely.
So how do writers get ideas writing? There are actually quite a few writing activities that can be done when a writer is stuck for ideas. I would like to share with you three creative writing activities I’ve discovered working as an author over the years.
One of the easiest ways to get ideas for your writing projects is to write. Write your ideas down on paper first. Many writers find this more efficient than doing it by hand, because it helps them organize their thoughts. This can help you make sense of what you are trying to write and make it easier for you to write. It is also a good way to discover ideas for the book itself.
Another way to get ideas for your writing projects is to use brainstorming. What I mean by this is to imagine what you want to write about and then come up with ideas for the subject matter. Imagine what you want to write about. If you have no idea where to start, imagine the book cover, the title, or even the main character of your book and brainstorm ideas for the title. You can even take a friend along with you if you prefer to have him/her brainstorm ideas for you.
Thirdly, another of the writing activities you can do to brainstorm your ideas for your writing activities is to use your favorite writing software. You can write down all your ideas using a program such as Microsoft Word or your favorite word processing program. Then you will have a huge list that you can sort through to find the ones that are the most important. and focus on these ideas.
You will find ideas for your writing by asking others or doing research on the internet. Look around at bookstores, libraries, magazines, newspapers, radio, television and even the Internet and you might be surprised at some of the ideas you stumble upon. Most writing activity require some level of inspiration, whether they are writing your own novel or writing for a class assignment.
The last writing activity I want to share with you is using your creativity to write down things you have seen and read that interested you while you were working or while away from your computer. This is a great way to get ideas for your writing. It will give you a great feeling of accomplishment and you will have something tangible to refer to later when you are writing.
These are some of the best writing activities I have found for ideas. Use them to get some ideas for your writing projects and start to develop your own. Writing will always be enjoyable and fun.
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I hope this article has helped you understand how to writing ideas for writing. In writing, it is always important to find your own voice and keep writing.