Being a writer is an adventurous career, but it often comes in combination with struggles and setbacks. There is no such physical or mental task that can be compared to the one of writing. This is not only due to the complicated process of deciding on what we want to write. We all know that we cannot write based solely on willpower. Surely, this is an important prerequisite, but writing urges for creativity. Creativity is the most complex component of the process, and in the same time the most important one.
Every successful writer must possess a certain degree of writing creativity. And of course, if one aims to being creative, they need some kind of inspiration.
Have you ever been in a situation when you so desperately need to finish a writing task, but simply cannot manage to do it? Of course you have. Unfortunately, the moments of struggle with finding inspiration happen to all of us at a certain point.
Every writer should have the goal of boosting their levels of creativity. The purpose of this article is to take a peek at the way inspiration works when it comes to writing and what are the best ways to find inspiration.
Is Inspiration Random?
The belief that inspiration is random and one cannot do anything to find it cannot be more wrong. This opinion is somewhat of a myth, one that contributes to the limitation in writing for many writers out there. According to this theory, the writing is dependent on the moments when inspiration decides to strike. This means that the chances to be inspired today are about the same as the chances that you will have no inspiration whatsoever. If you build a writing career based on this, how do you expect to write for living?
Finding Your Creative Atmosphere
Believing that you need some supernatural source of inspiration in order to write well is wrong. We have already established that your mindset has to be relieved of the myths about inspiration. If you understand that you are able to influence both your creativity and inspiration, you have a great shot at becoming a successful writer. If not, this mindset will sabotage your capabilities, talent, productivity and of course, success.
Every writer out there has their own creative mood and atmosphere. After trying out many strategies, we have discovered that there is actually a particular creative atmosphere for every writer out there.
Finding your creative mood is not an easy task. If you are finding it hard to focus on a task and are desperate for an even tiny bit of motivation, you really need to take measures into your own hands.
Some people find inspiration when they change the location. Others find it more motivational to write at a particular period of the day, such as late at night. Sometimes, even something as simple as changing the room you are writing in can boost your creativity. Perhaps the room you are using for writing has elements that are disturbing to you, such as a TV or even amount of lighting.
When you decide to take action, you should be ready to try out everything on your list. It is highly possible that you will not find your inspiration source right away, but this shouldn’t stop you from trying. Persistence is your key step to finding success.
Maintaining a good writing career and distinguishing yourself from the competition is not an easy thing to do. If you struggle with inspiration because you did not put an effort in finding it, you cannot become a professional writer. Once you find your ‘magical’ source of inspiration, hold on to it. You can always keep visiting it when you start feeling like inspiration is no longer by your side.