How to Write Smarter: 5 Basic Steps to Create a Writing Habit

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If you want to get more writing done or improve your skills, there's no easier way than by creating a writing habit. Even if you're starting out in the writing world or recently suffered from a dry spell, making a conscious effort to sit down and put words down seems like a monumental overtaking. If you're anything like me, you probably procrastinate. I'm infamous for prosrasticleaning my home, checking emails, and even twittering before I write. My point is that writing takes serious 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

9 Easy Morning Habits That Will Help You Write More

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Creative people love to wait until inspiration strikes. The problem is that no one really knows when this whim will take hold.

You may have felt this way before, waiting for the right moment to start your book, thinking that maybe next year you will have the skill and knowledge to know what to do with this great idea you have.

Yet, you never get to it.

The only way to truly write is to get the words down on the page. You can edit and change them later. But without the words, you have nothing. 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