If you are a writer and it is your primary source of income, then you know you can’t afford to let your writing stop for too long. So, in order not to get to the point where you are stuck and don’t know what to write, here are some things you can do to keep your creative juice flowing.
Keep Reading. As a writer you should never take a break from reading. You can follow some respected blogs about varying subjects and read on them. You can also read books such as The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Beloved by Toni Morrison, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking and Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, they are great stories of all times would help aid your creative mind.
Take Care of Your Body. Sometimes, thinking takes a hiatus when our bodies aren’t healthy. Ensure you take care of your body by sleeping well, eating well, taking supplements and visiting the doctor regularly for a checkup.
Exercise. It is also advisable that you exercise regularly to raise the heart rate and fire your neurons for the creativity needed to write.
Take a Break. Although you should never take a break from reading, you can take a break from writing. How many breaks you decide to take depends on you but sometimes you need to rest well in order to keep having ideas on what to write.
Listen to Sound. Research has proven that there are sound frequencies that have a positive result in increasing the creativity and performance of the brain. When these sounds are listened to you get more creative in your thinking. Some classical music such as those composed by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven fall in the category of sounds that can help you increase your productivity and focus.
Mentor a Writer. Teaching or mentoring a writer, will also keep you in the game of writing and give you constant ideas you need in your writing career.
Be Involved in your Environment. In order to keep your writing juice flowing, it is important that you are aware of things happening around you and you connect with people in your surroundings too. That will help you get frequent ideas on what to write.
Pray. Are you a believer? Then you should never underestimate the power of prayer. Praying for constant ideas and inspirations is one of the surest ways to keep your writing juice flowing.
By following some of the tips, you will be surprised that you would always be filled with ideas on what to write. Share with us, what are the ways you get your writing juice flowing?