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31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing. How to find inspiration By Leo Babauta You can’t wait for inspiration.

31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing

You have to go after it with a club. - Jack London No matter how much you love writing, there will always be days when you need inspiration from one muse or another. In fact, I would argue that inspiration is not just a desirable thing, it’s an integral part of the writing process. Every writer needs to find inspiration in order to produce inspired writing. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite ways of finding inspiration — some of them obvious, some of them less so.

Blogs. “For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” - Vincent van Gogh If you liked this article, please share it by clicking on the share bar below. Photo courtesy of Seedling-Chaos The (nearly) Ultimate Guide to Better Writing Fill out the form below and get your copy immediately! 7 steps to creativity - how to have ideas. A guest post by Simon Townley of WriteMindset As a writer, having ideas is one of the most important parts of your craft.

7 steps to creativity - how to have ideas

But often it seems like one of the most difficult and challenging parts of the whole process. How do you keep ideas flowing? WRITER'S TOOLBOX: 35 Best Tools for Writing Online. Whether you’re new to the world of authorship or a veteran trying to make the most of Web services and applications, there are a number of online tools for writers of all types.

WRITER'S TOOLBOX: 35 Best Tools for Writing Online

From blogging platforms to networking hotbeds, and job boards to real-world gatherings, and more, the supply of utilities is comprehensive, to say the least. But finding them all can be hard-going, so we’ve taken the liberty to make the discovery process easier by arranging our top finds here for your perusal. Here are 35 of the best social media tools for writers. Have one that you'd recommend? Tell us about your favorites in the comments! Word Processing As a writer, you may have grown comfortable with applications like Microsoft Word, the Open Office equivalent, or more basic text editors like Notepad for Windows or the Mac OS X mainstay known as TextEdit.

Google Docs - This is perhaps the most frequently mentioned processor of its kind, simply for the fact that it is a Google property. Blogging Microblogging. Battling Writer's Block. Writer’s Block ia a subject that we have discussed many times on this site in the past.

Battling Writer's Block

It can be a frustrating and often overwhelming condition that writer‘s of all levels face at one time or another, no matter their style or expertise. What you probably don’t know is that writer’s block comes in various forms and each requires a different approach in order to overcome the obstruction and take back your creativity. The Different Forms of Writer’s Block (and How to Tackle Them):

Grammar and Punctuation

Writing Prompts. Synonym-Finder. 80 Journal Writing Prompts. The Writer's Resource. Do You Make These 7 Mistakes When You Write? Five Ways to Write Magnificent Copy. The Writer's Resource. Five Ways to Write Magnificent Copy. 21 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You Don’t Have a Clue. Five Grammatical Errors that Make You Look Dumb. One thing blogging and good copywriting share is a conversational style, and that means it’s fine to fracture the occasional rule of proper grammar in order to communicate effectively. Both bloggers and copywriters routinely end sentences with prepositions, dangle a modifier in a purely technical sense, or make liberal use of the ellipsis when an EM dash is the correct choice—all in order to write in the way people actually speak.

But there are other mistakes that can detract from your credibility. While we all hope what we have to say is more important than some silly grammatical error, the truth is some people will not subscribe or link to your blog if you make dumb mistakes when you write, and buying from you will be out of the question. Here are five mistakes to avoid when blogging and writing web copy. This one drives me insane, and it’s become extremely common among bloggers. “Your” is a possessive pronoun, as in “your car” or “your blog.” This is another common mistake. P.S. Mental blocks and overcoming them. Copywriting 101. 31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing. Eight Simple Tips for Editing Your Own Work. Editing her own work One key factor that separates mediocre writers from good ones (and even good from great) is the quality of their editing.

Eight Simple Tips for Editing Your Own Work

If you’re working for a big magazine or publishing house, you’ll have an editor who goes through your work, checks for any clumsy or ambiguous phrasing, and fixes any typos – but if you’re working on your first novel, or publishing posts to a blog, you’re almost certainly going to be on your own. 7 steps to creativity - how to have ideas. Write Mindset — Writing tips.