First off, everyone is different and will find inspiration in different ways. This list is just how I find inspiration to write and hopefully help some of my readers do the same. Sometimes it’s hard to get inspired and there is a point that you may reach that will make you feel like you’ll never feel inspired again. That feeling is a lie. The world is full of inspiration, you just have to go out and find it.
So, here are 5 Places I Go To Get Inspired:
Hiking can help not only to inspire your creative side but also relax you. Sometimes all you need is to have a moment to relax and focus on the now to get ideas flowing again. Take a camera or sketch pad with you, make notes of the environment around you. Take the time to smell the forest, watch the water in the streams or lake, listen to the birds or other animals scurrying about. Stop for a moment and just enjoy the fact you’re outside.
Art, history, local or what-not museums are amazing. Not only does the word museum have the word muse (the nine Greek goddesses who preside over the arts and sciences known to guide people to great inspiration) but it is filled with interesting information you may not have known about. I love going to the museum if I need to look up certain cultures or historical events as they are filled with knowledgeable people willing to point you in the right direction.
Local museums will also help you gain a better understanding of where you live and sometimes you’ll find an interesting story that may be worth writing about. I know I’ve found a few interesting one’s during my adventures.
Can’t write or become inspired? Go to your library or look up blogs. There are books on thousands of topics to pique your interest and thousands of blogs to cover anything you can imagine. Read about what other people have done, search for answers to the questions you have, or just simply explore and see what you find.
I find watching a good series or even a movie can give me inspiration. You get to explore different topics and listen to the interactions of people on screen. I like this method of finding inspiration for the fact I get to analyse dialogue and physical interactions between characters in a variety of environment. This helps me explore the various archetypes to character development in a short amount of time and assist in scene layout.
All right, this one is obvious. When you are with other people you can talk to them about your troubles. In my case if I was with my writing group I would likely be discussing the difficulty I’m having introducing a certain character or how to approach a difficult topic to my readers. These people will allow you to bounce ideas off of them, and in turn you get to listen to their ideas. These people are getting just as much help as you are from working together towards a common goal. Everyone may be at different levels but if you have that at the back of your mind, working together is a great way to work on old and new ideas.