Tag Archive - Inspiration

3 More Ways to Spark Passion in Your Writing

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re looking at an excerpt from a previous post titled Ways Writers Can Spark Creativity.

Writers are always seeking the spark of creativity that will translate into a flame of brilliance as they write their stories. Although much of writing is just hard work and concentration, that doesn’t mean passion for story has to be pushed aside or is inaccessible due to the “nuts and bolts” of crafting a novel or other piece of writing.

Over the past few weeks we’ve been looking at what passion looks like in writing and some of the ways writers can tap into the passion of their story.

Granted, it helps for a writer to be writing on a subject they feel strongly about. It may be a theme the writer wants to explore as a way to share her heart on the subject. Or it may be an exciting “what if” plot that gets her creative juices going envisioning the diverse and intriguing ways characters might react when put in such situations or crucibles. Continue Reading…

Ways Fiction Writers Can Unlock Their Inner Child

Today’s guest post is by John Cabrera.

Fiction has few if any concrete rules. It is the product of imagination and is fueled by a sense of awe and wonder that has no boundary and thus cannot be defined by one definitive voice.

Children are born masters of fiction.

The mind of a child is not set by any boundaries until they grow older and form concrete ideas of the world around them. Through the eyes of a child, the world is a wondrous and amazing place, filled with new and exciting experiences that have yet to be discovered.

As adults it is too easy to allow cynicism and experience to take over. This is what a fiction writer must resolve in his own mind before putting pen to paper or fingers to keys. The world that is known must be forgotten in the creation of fiction.   Continue Reading…

3 Ways to Ignite Passion in Your Writing

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re looking at an excerpt from a previous post titled Fanning the Fires of Passionate Writing.

t’s not easy to sit down and will yourself to feel passionately about the story you are trying to write. Sometimes you might get revved up with excitement when sharing your plot ideas with a friend, but when you sit down to write, you either can’t rekindle that thrill for your story or you don’t know how to grab on to that essence of fire and infuse it into your story.

It’s not easy to translate concepts that feel like hot sparks of brilliance into words that actually ignite a reader’s soul, but some writers seem to be able to do it.

Maybe you’ve had a few moments when the writing spilled out of you and you watched almost from a distance, awed by the words appearing on the screen or page.

Those of us who know how special that feeling is—when the passion of our story emerges in a seeming explosion of inspired beauty—want to be able to “get to that place” as often as we can. But is there a way to do that? Continue Reading…

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