Tag Archive - Writing Inspiration

Hacking the Magic—How to Get into the Writing Zone Every Single Day

Today’s post is by author Jessica Brody.

As writers, we all want the magic. We all covet those seemingly rare moments when we sit down at the computer and the words just flow and the ideas are brilliant and our fingers have to fight to keep up with the gallons of inspiration pouring through us. Yes, as a writer, this is the holy grail. This is the part of the creative process we all fall in love with.

The only problem is, we never quite know it’s going to hit. How long it will last. Or when (if ever) it will return.

So we do the only thing we can do: wait (and pray) for the magic to come to us.

Well, I, for one, am not very good at waiting. Continue Reading…

How to Tap into Your Passion Every Time You Write

Let’s say you have a great idea for an article, blog post, short story, or novel. You’ve brainstormed your main points and you feel the topic is fresh and interesting.

After a bit of work, you come to the moment when you are ready to write. You hope to infuse that initial excitement about your idea into your writing, but when you get down to the nuts and bolts of actually putting the idea down on paper (or typed into your Word document), it seems to fall flat.

You know it’s not the idea that’s the problem. Nor is it your writing ability; you have the chops to write well. So what’s the problem?

The Difficult Transition from Idea to Execution

Sometimes that transition from idea to execution causes problems. At times the story seems to be hovering over some lost horizon. You could be wandering a bit lost, and as the cliché goes: you can’t see the forest for the trees. And if you are working on something as enormous as a novel, it can seem like a huge forest with so many trees (elements) that your vision can get muddled and your eyes tired from trying to “see the big picture” all the time. Continue Reading…

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