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Writing Inspiration

19 Jul

003Happy Friday all my writing friends!

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.


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams

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.


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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?


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


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.


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.


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.”

Finding Inspiration For Writing

29 May

003Welcome back to the writing site that never ends. I do take breaks, but even then my mind is always hopping.

I went to see Star Trek last weekend.  Enjoyed it…but the point I’m getting to is this….before the movie started there were previews, and one preview was for a new Superman movie coming out….and the opening line of the preview was….”what if there was a boy….”

Now, the reason I mention that is because hearing that line gave me an idea for a new article, an article I posted today on HubPages called “What If There Was A Girl.”

I happen to love it….it is almost poetry and I think the message is an important one.


Inspiration will and can and does come from everywhere, but we must be open to it.

I hear of writer’s block.  Although on an intellectual level I understand it, for the life of me I don’t know what it must be like. My mind is exploding with ideas.  As soon as I find a way to extend the day by six more hours I will inundate the market with new works. J


“Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed.” ~Ray Bradbury “The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn’t behave that way you would never do anything.” ~John Irving

And what’s the point?  You need to write….and then write some more….and then in your spare time, you need to write. J


I want to say a special thank you to Alex and Lizzy, two writers from HubPages who have taken it upon themselves to set up a new website for H.O.W. (Humanity One World) and also an online store where people can buy H.O.W. shirts and others products.  I greatly appreciate their efforts in helping me with this undertaking, and I greatly appreciate the earlier efforts of Mark in constructing the first website.

Writers helping writers.  As I have often said, writers should not be in competition with each other but should instead be a constant source of support for each other.


Writer’s Digest is having a $8.88 sale on a number of writing guides. Go take a look right here.


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Take a look…inspired?  Let your mind relax…go back in time…what memories does this picture resurrect?


Busy day today. I am finishing my editing job for a customer today, and that will free up some time needed to tackle some new projects and some old projects, like my H.O.W. novel.  I am excited to return to those labors of love.

See you tomorrow. Have a productive and creative day!