Sitting down to write, her head bursting with ideas, she felt sure that she was going to explode if she did not unload something onto her laptop. Hitting the power button, she was eager to get started. Opening a word document, her fingers hovered over the keys… and her head was suddenly empty. In the few short moments it had taken to “assume the writing position” all of her motivation and inspiration had disappeared. And yet the urge to write was still present. It’s just that now she had no idea what to write.
She spent a few minutes trying to recall some of the ideas which had filled her mind only moments before, but all to no avail. She racked her brain to see if inspiration would surface in some form, but it was not to be. Defeated and deflated, she turned to the internet. Surfing YouTube and Facebook, she thought perhaps later she could return to her original task. Hours later, she gave up for the day and went to bed. Perhaps tomorrow would bring better luck.
How do you find inspiration and motivation to write? How do you develop ideas into something you can make into a full, proper story rather than just a few lines? What things help when you’re feeling empty-headed?
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