5 Refreshing Things to Do to Make the Words Flow on Paper

by Marie Caster / Dec 28,2018

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Writing great words is no small feat. There are moments when your inspiration is at an all-time high. Then there are those moments when you just can't seem to get things right. The words die in your mind before you can put them on paper. These are the times when you question whether you were meant to be a writer in the first place. How annoying these times must be!

But what if we tell you there is a fix to your inner gloom and doom monologue. Well, where there is a will, there is a way, and we have found all the right ways to make the words in your mind make a safe landing on your paper. Are you interested? Read on to find out more.

  1. Think of a Childhood Memory and Reinvent It

Childhood is full of good and bad memories that have shaped you into the person you are today. We want you to think of one such memory and then imagine if things had been different. For example, instead of winning the writing contest you lost. Instead of failing in final exam, you came out at the top. Wouldn't it be cool to know another 'you'? Maybe you will get an idea for the next character in your story. Or be inspired to write about personality changes from childhood to adulthood for your next college paper.

  1. Listen to a Song to Get in the Mood

Music is a great way to listen to stories of people all over the world. Have you listened to the despair, the struggle, and the sense of achievement in a singer's voice (Eminem, anyone?). No matter what genre you prefer listening to, people singing those lyrics have a voice, an opinion that is worth paying attention to. Listen to music to recreate the stories being sung. Maybe you will end up writing the next hit song of 2018. Fingers crossed!

  1. Googling Helps, Always

Imagine a life without Google. Can't? Neither could we.  We urge you to google as much as possible about the things you would love to write about. Visit Google, type in your keywords and voila' -- a plethora of popular search terms related to your topic will appear for you to inspect. Some ideas are sure to drift in your mind sooner than you think. However, if Google doesn't help when you are doing your papers, read PapersHelm reviews to find out what you can do.

  1. Try Social Media or Your Readers for Opinions

Social media when used properly can be a wealth of info. Search Twitter and Facebook for relevant hashtags or keywords to see top news people are sharing. You can get a lot of ideas from people's online conversations as well. Your readers' opinions can be your saving grace as they allow you to continue improving things you have already written.   

  1. Write About Times You Failed

No matter what stage of life you are at, we suggest you get used to failure. Failing is a natural part of our existence and it is time you start accepting it. Lower your guard every now and then and let others see your struggles. Reflect back on the mistakes you made and list down things you could have changed. We promise you will write a better version of yourself.

These are some of the best ways to overcome your writing demons and find a way to make those fleeting inspiring ideas to stick for a little while longer. Accept the fact that hardships are part of life, and learn from your surroundings. Trust that when the time is right that big box of ideas will not disappoint you.