Sometimes, do you feel as though you have nothing to write about? I get that feeling a lot. Even when you have a going project you can feel as though you have nothing to put down on paper. Frankly, those days it’s very easy just not to write. However, finding something you’re passionate about makes all the difference!
Here are some things I (and some other authors I’ve met) find helpful:
*Go to a place that inspires you.
It could be a park, your room, or even the mall. (Lot of interesting people there.) Drink it all in. What are the people saying? Is there a particular store that catches your eye? What are they selling there? These are all things that can add detail to whatever story/article/non-fiction/poem you are writing. That brings me to my next…
*Decide what kind of writing you want to do.
Do you love a good story? Maybe fiction is the type of writing you want to try. Would you like to inform someone about an event that changed you? Articles are a good way to express your opinions on things. Pick what kind of writing your first inclination points to and go with that.
*Read. Write. Play!
Read about the things you love or are thinking you might write about. Not only can you see how another author might approach something, but you can also get a good idea of what’s on the market for your kind of writing and subject.
Also, write about your topic in a different context. Practice writing in another character’s head rather than your main character. Sometimes, just a change in perspective can put us right back on track.
Here’s the fun part. Go to plays relating to what you want to start writing about! See movies! Take a class! Research can be really fun and doesn’t just have to be reading dusty library books. (Though we probably should do that, too.) Any kind of research relating to what you write about is good.
More About Alexa:
My current website is here. You can also contact me through email, Facebook, my blog, and Twitter. I’d be happy to answer any questions about publishing, my book, or anything that comes to mind.
Alexa Schnee has always wanted to be a writer. She is the youngest recipient ever of the Mount Hermon “Most Promising Writer” Award. She loves the smell of the bookstore, because nothing in the world smells exactly like it. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her parents and her sister and brother. She also likes shopping, playing the piano and guitar, and traveling. She listens to Indie music and drinks way too much coffee. She will never, ever like math and she will always love dancing in the Montana rain.