I've been reading some blogs about sparking creativity, as I have writer's block. Here are some pointers that I think may help me, and by extension, help others.
I follow WOW-Women on Writing, a blog that provides daily writing tips. Some of the ways they suggest on sparking creativity are:
1. Listen to new music - I have to say, I am going to try this one. I love music and have gotten stuck in a rut with replaying all my old CDs. It is time for some new music! Any suggestions?
2.Â Take a break - this makes so much sense! If you are stuck in a rut because you are forcing yourself to sit for so many hours, you are going to get burnt out. Take a 15 minute break. MOVE AWAY FROM YOUR COMPUTER. Leave your writing room. Go make a fresh pot of coffee. Go outside and soak up some Vit D. Do anything that will give you an energy boost.
3. Make lists - I do this for so many things, already. But, a list can generate a topic, which can generate a sentence, paragraph, page. You may take your writing in a whole new direction.
I follow Writer's Fun Zone, too. This is a blog by a writing teacher. She has posted her ebook in her blog for syndication, so you can find her tips without buying the book.
She has come up with The Writer's Oath, which I think is quite interesting. Perhaps, I will come up with an oath, well, maybe I'll just try to stop swearing at my computer!
Do you have any tips to unblock writer's block or that inspires creativity?