Random Moments of Inspiration

You’re just laying on your bed, your mind blank. You’re staring up at the ceiling, watching the fan spin and spin and spin, your vision going blurry.

Then suddenly…BAM! An idea infiltrates your mind, and you sit up immediately. That’s it. That’s what has been missing. Brilliant! The sudden bolt of inspiration that has struck you has blown open the gates of possibility. You know how to continue, revamp, start your story.

Isn’t it wonderful when we are graced with sudden moments of inspiration?

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Check Out This Buzzfeed Article! “24 Truths All Writer and Authors Know To Be True”

This article from Buzzfeed will have you laughing and nodding furiously in agreement. It’s a quick, funny read.

I really like Buzzfeed, if you guys haven’t figured that out yet.

I hope you enjoy this article! I suggest you check out more of their stuff if you want a hilariously relatable lists like this and other funny articles.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/meganlouisel2/24-truths-all-writers-and-authors-know-rxsk

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(No, I do not work at Buzzfeed. I just like them, and I like sharing articles that I think are funny.)

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NanoWriMo Update!

So I did decide to participate in NanoWriMo for the first time this year! And it’s a lot harder than I thought it would be. I’m already behind, but it’s a really good motivator, especially if you’ve been suffering from the dreaded Writer’s Block.

So if you haven’t started NanoWriMo yet, you still can! It’s only three days in! If you’re looking for a great motivation tool, this is it.

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Happy Halloween! Check out this interview with Stephen King!

Happy Halloween everybody!

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You guys should read this article by Rolling Stone where they interview Stephen King.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/stephen-king-the-rolling-stone-interview-20141031?page=6

Even if you’re not a fan of King’s work, I still suggest checking it out. It’s a good read.

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Do you NanoWriMo?

November’s just around the weekend, and I keep seeing NANOWRIMO posts everywhere. I’ve never done NanoWriMo, and I’ve been thinking about it. Thinking about if it would be good for me, would it actually give me some structure to my writing schedule, etc.

Do you guys participate in NanoWriMo?

And if you do: what do you think about it? Is it fun? Stressful?

Do you actually get stuff done?

I only ask because I have no idea how the whole thing works. I only know that you’re suppose to write 50,000 words in a month. Which is pretty awesome.

So, do you NanoWriMo?

You know nothing, Jon Snow.

You know nothing, Jon Snow.

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Writers, Artists, Creatives: What Inspires You?

Is it music that sets your imagination on fire?

Books? Poetry? Movies?

Nature? Cultures? Myths?

The world is full of wonderful creations that inspire us to delve into our own worlds of fantasy, art, and creativity.

We must be open to everything around us – we never know what will trigger our next project.

I find inspiration in music, history, nature. I am open to the possibility of everything around me setting me off on a journey of my own creation.

So, what inspires you?

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Writers: When Do You Start Over?

So, I’ve been working on this story for awhile. I have about 50 pages written, but in the process of doing that I have learned so much about improving my writing. I have also had new idea explosions that have infiltrated my imagination, and I so desperately want to incorporate them into my current story because I believe they will make it stronger.

Because of all this, I’m thinking about restarting from page 1.

What do you guys do? Do you continue on with your current draft, even if better/more exciting ideas pop into your head while you writing it? Or do you restart if you believe it is the best thing for you story?

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