As a book lover and coffee empress, you are familiar with the power of words. You’ve seen how beautiful a well-crafted sentence can be. You understand that writing isn’t just about putting words on a page; it’s about tapping into your creative side and transforming thoughts into art. But what if you haven’t yet discovered your inner writing warrior? Here are my best tips to unleash the wordsmith within.
Find a cozy creative cove.
Your first mission is to create a creative space. It can be your office, your favorite book store coffee table, a forest or your cozy bean bag chair. Having your special space will train your body and mind to channel your creative spirit and activate your creative potential. Us humans are sensory creatures who are constantly taking in the energy of our environments. Your space should radiate the feeling that inspires you most.
Be one with your creative nature.
To be inspired, we must spend time in nature. We can be inspired by observing the natural world around us, by studying the flora and fauna, or just by sitting quietly and listening to the sounds of nature. It is important to keep a notebook handy when writing outdoors in order to record ideas as they occur. It is also possible to take photos of things that inspire you, such as a bird’s nest or other natural element.
Music creates the mood and movement.
I always keep my AirPods near to listen to the sounds of the waves, gothic piano music, or my favorite workout tunes. Music can inspire writing like dancers are inspired when they hear music. It affects not only your writing speed but also your energy as you pour your soul onto the page. Try moving your shoulders and acting out your words while you write; really imagine you are talking to your audience and allow a true conversation between writer and reader to bloom.
Unapologetically, take long dramatic pauses.
The key to being a writer is having respect for timing. Timing is everything and it can be frustrating when you feel like the words won’t come out right. This is a normal and healthy part of the writing journey. Try to separate your creative side from your judgmental side. Don’t be afraid to stop working, put your pen down, and hold your coffee mug with two hands as you look out the window. You are a human and creator before being a writer. So allow yourself to honor your body and spirit first; then your creative flow will follow.
The beauty of writing is in the experience of doing it. You should write as if you’re speaking, and should be honest and conversational. Your journal should be an outlet for your creative juices, which means that you shouldn’t feel too self-conscious about your first attempts. With persistence and patience, your natural writing ability will grow. If you are looking for a community to share ideas with other writers, check out our book club.
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