25 Easy Ways To Stay Inspired as You Grow Your Writing Business
No matter how much you love to write, and regardless of your eagerness and passion to grow your writing business, you will occasionally search for ways to stay inspired.
First, let me say this is perfectly normal. You're human, after all! It's easy to spread yourself too thin, write yourself into a creative run, or suddenly run low on inspiration you never thought you'd lose – even when you're really passionate about your writing career and can't imagine spending your day doing anything else.
The good news is that inspiration is not hard to find. It's all around us. We just have to be willing to keep our hearts and minds open long enough to recognize it!
Below are 25 ways (in no particular order) to get out of that creative rut and stay inspired. Most of these tips are discussed in greater detail in my book, Write Like You Mean It: Mastering Your Passion For The Written Word. Please grab a copy if you haven't already.
Stay Endlessly Inspired With These Easy Tips As You Grow Your Writing Business
1. Change the time of day you write
2. Take breaks
3. Change scenery (coffee shop, home office, park)
4. Keep a journal of ideas
5. Read books/articles from favorite writers
6. Join a writing community
7. Mentor a young writer
8. Reward yourself
9. Get organized
10. Smile more (writing is fun, right?!)
11. Break larger goals into smaller pieces
12. Write about something different
13. Gain more experience
14. Listen to music
15. Don't beat yourself up
16. Don't take yourself too seriously
17. Have fun with/talk to your kids, friends, and family
18. Eliminate distractions
20. Use a calendar and set time limits for projects
21. Remind yourself of your goals
22. Track your progress
23. Read motivational writing quotes, funny memes
24. Interview other writers about what inspires them
25. Write your own list of what inspires you
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There are hundreds of ways to flex your creative writing muscles and build a successful freelance writing business. And we want to help.
Thank you for reading!
STEVE GAMEL is the President & Owner of Edit This®, a writing and editing services company in Denton, TX. He is also a consultant and coach and the author of Write Like You Mean It: Mastering Your Passion for the Written Word. Steve handles anything involving the written word. Give him a call today to help give your business a clear voice.
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