Hey everyone! As you all might have noticed, I’m an extremely moody person. I rate high on Neuroticism b(I took the Maudsley Personality Inventory test so there is official proof as well) and I just do everything according to what I feel like doing.
Now, I know this is not a very good thing so, in this post, I am going to share with you all some ways in which I inspire myself to continue writing.
A. MAKE AESTHETICS FOR YOUR CHARACTERS
Finding aesthetics and compiling them is something I love to do and find very relaxing, so, I do this whenever I wish to write but am unable to. It gives me different ideas, is eye-pleasing and eventually leads me back to writing.
B. LOOK AT VARIOUS PERSONALITY TYPES
I use different tests and bases to categorize my characters into personality types and I love playing around with them, reading more about certain personality types and just overall trying to make my characters more wholesome and lifelike.
So, when I don’t feel like writing I just look around, focusing on one or two characters and end up writing a scene with them. Now, that character might not really be the one on which the story is based and that scene might never be used at all but it just expands the characters and helps give more insight and that is what I think is very important.
C. REREAD WHAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN
Going through the past few pages is something that always makes me want to write more and move forward in the story. Even if that doesn’t happen, just by rereading the past few pages, you can fix the typos and see what sentences make sense and what doesn’t and also make sure that the story is flowing together and if there are any plotholes that you might have missed while writing.
D. LISTEN TO SOFT MUSIC
Soft music or even background sounds like birds chirping or waves help my creative juices flow. I just switch on the music, open my document and look over my progress hoping I am inspired to write something.
This usually results in writing scenes that include the sound that I am hearing but well, at least I wrote something!
E. TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT YOUR WRITING
I love to discuss what I’ve written and where the story is going with a few of my close friends. I had this one friend in particular about 2 years ago whom I became friends with only because we were bored and she had heard that I was writing something and wanted to hear the story, Now, we’ve become better friends and talk about other things as well but my writing is still the basis of our friendship.
Talking about what I’m writing and what I am planning to write ahead with people whose opinions I trust helps me get an insight into what direction my story is going towards and also helps me realise things I missed. Further, as I tell them about what I am planning ahead, I get a motivation to go and write that so I can continue planning and plotting and moving the story ahead.
So, that is it for today.
Do you all write too? How do you motivate yourselves to write? What hinders your writing?
Also, would you like to see more posts about writing on my blog in the future? If the response is good, I may make a series of posts with different ‘Writer Problems‘ that I face included in them such as writer’s block or time management with writing, etc… Let me know if you will find this interesting in the comments below.