Writing Inspiration: Finding time to write

Do you dream of becoming a writer but always have an excuse for not actually writing? If you’re excuse is “There’s no time,” think again.

Carry a notepad with you through the day, writing notes about the story you’re working on or other ideas that come into your head. If nothing comes, then determine something specific for your story that you will think about through the day – perhaps a clever image for a scene, a physical reaction of a character, or a line of pithy dialogue. Come up with several potential lines you might write. Use this as the basis to start your next daily writing session.


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.