A Poor Writers’ Guide to Inspiration: Ten Easy Steps

chocolate-bunny1.Don’t put it off. If not now, when? Write every day.

images-12. Remember, inspiration can strike at any time. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner.) Always keep a notepad on you (or you can write in your phone, but that’s kind of a bummer).


Unknown-13. Don’t be scared to take chances. Mix and match. Connect the dots. Take a leap, and it has the chance of turning out so, so good.


Unknown-2 4. Observe the world around you. Remember that as interesting as your iphone is, some things are even better in real life (pictured above).

Unknown-35. Pace yourself. Relax. Kick back. Enjoy the moments between bouts of insanely brilliant ideas.

Unknown-46. Don’t be afraid to keep it simple. Sometimes the fancy wording and intense metaphors just aren’t worth it.

images-2 7. Sometimes, bigger is better. Make that crazy plot twist, and then add another. Trust your readers to keep up.


Do-You-Specifically-Save-Room-Dessert8. Listen to others. They’re your readers, and even though it doesn’t always seem like it, sometimes they know better.


smash-cake-89. Revise. If something doesn’t work, don’t go crazy. Just fix it.

Unknown 10. Oreos.



And that’s it! That’s all you need to get those creative juices flowing. Now go, make masterpieces!


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