I’ve been reading the blog-o-sphere and see that many writers face similar struggles: what to write, what makes good writing and the dreaded writers block.
If you’re struggling with writing today, if you’re having a hard time writing your way into your story, or figuring out what to write, here are a few ideas to get your creative juices going:
- Open a favorite book and randomly place your finger on the page. Now take the sentence your finger landed on and write for five minutes using that sentence as your opening line.
- Call a friend and ask them to say 3 random words. Try writing a paragraph using those three words. If you don’t have any friends use these: fire, cantaloupe, genome.
- Write about what you had for breakfast using your 5 senses.
These may seem silly but you’d be amazed at how profound writing exercises can be at jumpstarting your creativity.