What shall we do today?
Someone asked me recently where I get my inspiration for articles. Read the quote and then we’ll chat some more about inspiration.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
That’s two days in a row I’ve used a quote from a politician. That concerns me on so many levels. LOL
Back to inspiration….where do I get the inspiration for articles? I honestly don’t know how to answer that. Inspiration is all around me. I can be walking along and see a mother holding her little baby and an idea comes to me. Yesterday I heard an old song I hadn’t heard for a long time and an article popped into my head. It can be a sentence by someone or it can be a hawk flying overhead.
I think everyone has an unlimited number of articles inside of them, but so many times they are not receptive to the subconscious message being sent to the creative center of the brain.
Listen, if you are a writer then we know you have creativity….I think finding a way to become more receptive is the key. The more I settle into my life as a writer, the more aware I am of things happening around me. The colors are more vibrant, the emotions more raw and the imagination more in tune with my creative pursuits.
If I could give you a road map to the corner of “Creativity and Inspiration” I would, but I think the road map is already inside each and every one of you.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
Cool pic from Yellowstone. Take a look…clear your mind…what does it remind you of? What events in your past relate to this picture? What memories does it unlock?
COOL PLACE OF THE DAY
I just found this site…they have a contest monthly for freestyle writers, no entry fee….you should probably check them out…Freestyle Writers.com
SITE OF THE DAY
The Writer Magazine is a helpful resource of ideas. I read it often and you might want to do the same. You can find it here.
TIP OF THE DAY
Spend fifteen minutes each day in inspiration mode. Go off by yourself and listen to some music. Go for a walk in the woods. Look at some art. Read a book. Sit in the park and listen to conversations. Observe passersby….all are excellent ways to unleash the ideas that are inside of you.
LET’S NOT OVERDO IT TODAY
It is, after all, Friday, so I’ll leave you for this week and catch up with you on Monday. Also, on Monday I will be unleashing upon the unsuspecting my newest blog called “A Moment With Bill.” It will be my creative blog where I can write in the style I love so much, and I hope you join me for some reflections about life.
Have a great weekend and remember to do something nice for yourself. You have earned it.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”