How do you find a topic to write about when you have no ideas?
It can happen to the best of us. You’re frozen in front of your keyboard, or notebook, and have no idea where to start. Today I had a case of Writer’s Block and had no idea what today’s post was going to be about until I turned to Twitter.
Here are my tips to beating the dreaded Writer’s Block:
1. Twitter. Twitter is a double edge sword. If you find the right people to follow, Twitter can be a great source of inspiration. Case in point: Today’s blog post comes courtesy of Skye, creator of the Write Chain Challenge and founder of Writerology. After I tweeted that I had no clue what to write today, Skye suggested I write a blog post on how to find a topic when you have no ideas. Without Twitter today’s blog post would not exist.
Through, I would suggest turning off you Twitter notifications once you actually sit down to write! 😛
2. Pinterest. Yet another double edge sword. My suggestion is to create a board full of ideas to inspire you when you need a little extra push to get your creative juices flowing. Just be careful not to end up salivating over the latest Fall boots or the latest pumpkin spice recipe.
Here’s my writing Pinterest board: Writing Inspiration
It’s a work in progress. Anybody know some great writers to follow on Pinterest?
3. Read. Pick up a book from your favorite author, your current personal development book, the Bible, or even a book on writing. Just spend time savoring the words on the page.
One of the newest writing books in my collection is “A Writer’s Book of Days” by Judy Reeves. It was a birthday present from my husband. It is a great source of inspiration as a writer.
4. Exercise. It’s a great way to relief the stress of not knowing what to write, and you just might find a blog topic some where along the way.
What are your favorite ways to beat with Writer’s Block?