Writing Inspiration: Trigger your creativity

Do you feel unmotivated to write? As if you aren’t inspired anymore? Then ask what triggers you to write and place yourself in those situations that will flip your creativity’s on switch.

Do you write by chance – that is when you encounter strange juxtapositions in life? Then go to those places where vastly different ideas abut one another. Maybe that’s an art museum, a folk music concert, or a restaurant of an unfamiliar cuisine. Let the experiences at those locations run against your preconceived notions.

Do you write by cues – that is when you discover questions and problems that need resolving? Then read those books that offer such dilemmas. Perhaps they are philosophical tomes on ethics, a collection of poetry, or writing prompts. Allow the puzzles they offer up to fire your imagination by testing how characters in your story might answer them.

Do you write by resolve, that is to accomplish a goal? Then block out time at a comfortable spot, such as a coffeehouse or a restaurant table overlooking a lake, to journal, pen blog entries, to work on your novel. Tell yourself that today you with words you will ask questions, start conversations, and discover the truth.

Boarding yourself up on in a gray room to write only will dull your senses and your imagination. Instead, today go find an open plaza full of color and let it send you on a trip of creativity!


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.