Morgan Hawke is a Mojocastle Press published author. She shares her advice to writers struggling to find inspiration. She says that your mind and imagination are like a pond. Your ideas and your experiences are like fish in that pond. If you’re lacking information, you just have to go fishing!
If you’ve got a case of Writer’s Block, Morgan recommends that you ask yourself a few questions. Ask yourself things like:
• What do you know?
• Who do you know?
• What have you done?
• What can you add to your imagination?
Use the answers to these questions to fuel your creativity. Maybe you know about retail jobs. Perhaps you know a real criminal. Maybe you have been in a sword fight. Use that knowledge and those experiences to create a narrative.
Morgan recommends that you give yourself little observation exercises. She says,
“Describe exactly how it feels when your hand is sliding down a banister…Can you describe the sound of your fingers on your keyboard? What does water taste like? Can you describe what eating a hamburger is like?”
She also says to observe your friends, and describe their facial expressions and moods. Beyond that, Morgan recommends that you write about things you have experienced first-hand and that you choose your best ideas. On choosing the best idea, Morgan says,
“Every good fisherman knows to throw back the ones that are too small, so they can grow up and be worth catching later. The same goes for Ideas – throw back the small ideas so they can grow up to become Big Ideas. Never ever Rush an idea! If it’s too small to use – toss it back. If you try to make a meal (a project) out of a half-grown idea, you will only end up with a half-serving of what could have been something much bigger, juicier, and tastier. “
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