How to Create Inspiration Wherever You Are

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Inspiration doesn't strike when you want. You have to create it. Everyone feels stuck, unmotivated, or uninspired at some point. At the beginning of a new project, you might cruise through your to-do list. But as the days wear on, most people hit roadblocks. The most common roadblocks for writers happen for varying reasons, like writer's block or impostor syndrome. Whatever your issue, getting back into the zone is your best way to refuel your creativity. In this post, I'll show you my top ten tips to get inspired. Try each or use a combination of your favorite methods to create inspiration anywhere. Continue Reading

35 Best Author Quotes of All Time

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As a writer, you have a love for the English language and the way other writers play with words, molding them into beautiful and inspirational phrases or descriptions that you can't get out of your head.

Some words stick with you, even for years.

I know I enjoy a good quote, and meaningful author quotes have a way of giving me a boost. Whether writer's block has kicked in or I'm feeling a bit of imposter syndrome (which is real for all writers and most creative types in general), the best quotes stand out and work their way into my life.

If you've ever kept a commonplace book, you know all about how you can copy down your favorite quotes from famous authors to use as inspiration later. They carry many other benefits as well, as I've learned first hand. Continue Reading

How to Store Inspiration for a Rainy Day

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When a rainy day hits, I normally want nothing more than to curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee. Others feel stuck, couped up inside. The rain tends to make people feel sleepy, and the weather screams "take a nap" into the core of your soul.

But when the rainy days come where your creative well seems to dry up, may writers simply wait for inspiration to strike. You might watch the clock tick by, procrastinate and scroll through social media, or twiddle your thumbs. Hope will wash over you, wishing you had some creative inspiration or a muse to help you get over this writer's block.

There's a better way. Continue Reading

What Nature Does to Unlock Secret Creativity

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Creative types need a constant well of inspiration and motivation to pull from. Staying in the best frame of mind to work at your top performance ends up becoming work in and of itself.

To keep your creative juices flowing, even when the infamous writer's block kicks in, habits need to be formed and cultivated to help you steadily replenish your ideas. This will help you write more, stay productive, and keep from burning out and rebelling against writing altogether.

Even if you're not a writer or in a creative profession, nature unlocks creativity that you may not even realize you possess. Here's more about what nature can do to help you become more creative, harvest imagination daily, and live a happier, less stressed exsistance. Continue Reading

5 Reasons Fall is the Ultimate Creative Season

That's right, fall is officially here! Bring out the pumpkin spiced everything, loads of cozy sweaters, globs of hot beverages, and my personal favorite, a freshly bound notebook to let those creative juices flow! 
Not only is fall my favorite season, it's the best time of the year to pick up a creative project. If there were a most creative and inspiring time of the year, fall would be it.
In fact, research proves that nature inspires creativity (which is another reason fall is the ultimate Continue Reading