Looking for inspiration

I sometimes need to find inspiration, even when I’m already writing! I get stuck on something and can’t think. It’s not writer’s block just more that for one particular part I can’t figure out what I want to write. I can’t stand when this happens and to me it’s worse then writer’s block. I turn to different sources when this happens. I talk to my husband (he has some great ideas), read articles related to my topic, or  read history books (for my current book this works out very well.)

I will also read inspirational quotes not so much because it helps with my writing but because it makes me feel good about myself. There are so many out there that make me think and feel better. One of my favorites is by Lewis Carroll author of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”.

Have I gone mad? I’m afraid so, you’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret all the best people are. 

I know that made seem like an odd one but for me it let’s me know I’m going to be okay, that I am not alone! That I am capable and others have felt the same as I.  Another I keep close by is a quote by Holley Gerth.

Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you a little. 

This one is a favorite because it shows me to jump out of my comfort zone and write things that I may have never written before. I am not good with sarcasm but  I’m giving it a whirl with one of my characters. This is going to be hard and scary but it fits my characters personality so why hide from it and change who my character wants to be? 

A quote that really drives me is one by Maya Angelou

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.

I am reminded that there is a story inside of me, waiting to be told and I and that story deserve to get it out. I find when I don’t have writer’s block but I’m stuck on a certain part it is really helpful to turn to things that can help. Look for your inspiration and see if it can help you get the juices flowing. You may even be surprised at where you find that inspiration! If you find yourself stuck quite a few times like I have written the things that inspire you down and go straight to them. I’m going to admit in a small moment of panic I sometimes forget where I get my biggest inspiration from. Tell me in the comments what inspires you most when you’re stuck! 

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