Another week or month has passed, and you’ve made zero progress on your writing.
Deep down you know your writing is important, but it seems impossible to take consistent action
What’s going on here?
The truth is, you don’t feel inspired.
You can’t help but marvel at other writers who seem to come up with one great idea after another.
How do you get there?
How do you find the inspiration you need in order to become the prolific, popular, and successful writer you have always dreamed of becoming?
It’s simple. This guide contains 99 ways to find inspiration.
The Dirty Little Lie You Tell Yourself About Inspiration
If you’re struggling to find inspiration, you might be guilty of “believing in magic” when it comes to your writing career.
People who fail to do the things they say they want to do believe in fairy tales, like this one:
One day, for no reason whatsoever, I will find the muse: the ultimate source of inspiration that will make writing effortless.
The writers who find the paperwork exhausting are those who believe that writing is a form of magic. The muse has to find you. That’s it.
Successful writers are lucky because the muse simply likes them more than others and visits them often.
This is a lie.
Regardless of how successful you are, there will be days when you feel uninspired. In fact, what once seemed like a passion-filled calling can turn into a bit of a slog after a while.
Professional athletes love the game, but they don’t necessarily want to train their bodies every single day.
Business owners love money and recognition, but they don’t necessarily enjoy the process of getting their business off the ground.
You love expressing yourself with words, but you won’t necessarily enjoy each and every writing session.
You have to learn to inspire yourself every day if you want to turn pro and become a popular author or successful writer. To keep your inspiration fresh, you’ll have to find different ways to get inspired.
Lucky you, this book contains 99 different ideas for writers — use them whenever you’re struggling to turn intention into action.
So here’s how to get inspired to write:
1. Watch a TV Show
Yes, I am aware that Stephen King and a few thousand other creatives urge you to stop watching TV, but the truth is that some of the best writing in the world can be seen in the scripts of your favorite shows. Pay attention to the dialogue, listen for the clever storytelling methods, and use them in your own writing.
Use the ideas of the show runners and the personalities of the characters to get inspired. Think about what goes through Don Draper’s mind when he writes an ad on Mad Men or the way Carrie Bradshaw wove her own life into her daily column on Sex and the City.
If you pay attention to the writing in your favorite shows, then it’s no longer procrastination, but rather a way to fuel your creativity.
2. Read Fan Mail for Breakfast
If you’ve been writing for a while, you must have gotten a compliment or two about your work. Keep a file with positive comments you’ve received about your writing. Whether they’re emails or blog comments, reading over compliments you received and hearing how you’ve helped others will motivate you.
3. Realize You’re Insignificant
Oftentimes, we lack inspiration because we’re afraid. We feel like the world is waiting for us to fail, like there’s a spotlight shining on our inadequacy. We live on a planet that’s one of billions of planets in one of billions of galaxies, each of which contains billions of stars. In the grand scheme of things, you’re insignificant. Nothing you do “matters,” except that it matters to you. Go for it, because you have nothing to lose.
4. Set The Goal of Forming a Habit
Goals inspire you by providing an end point, but habits weave inspiration into the core of your being and make it automatic.
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