Does it ever happened to you to feel an impulse to write, even though the moments are not so appropriate? And even stranger, when you want to write, the words won’t come? It very often happens to me to just wander around and all of a sudden BOOM! Writing idea! And then I pounder on it for a minute or two and then I say to myself that I’ll develop it when I get home. But guess what happens when I get home? I totally forget what I wanted to write about.
When The Idea comes, write it down!
I’m learning this the hard way. As someone who wants to write daily, finding new ideas is a challenge. I’m trying to pay attention to my ideas and when one worth writing about comes, I’m writing it down even though it’s not the right time. You might be on the toilet (which might be a great time to write) or you might be at the groceries store. It takes 30 seconds to write a phrase on your phone. It’s a simple habit, but you’ll thank those 30 seconds later.
When an emotion is present, try writing about it
As I mentioned before, we’re impacted by emotions so writing in the presence of one will help you transmit it better. Even though there are so many people out there, there are not so many basic emotions. The best writing comes from being possessed by an emotion. The presence of it allows us find the most appropriate words that transmit it.
Anything is writable
It may sound stupid, but I often start writing with the phrase “What should I write about today?” and then I move forward writing my answers down. For example, this piece started with:
“What should I write about today? Maybe I should write something about writing itself, but what? I already wrote about writer’s block. How come sometimes the ideas come in the most inappropriate moments? How come I feel an urge to write in those moments? Yes! That’s it! I’ll write about the urge to write”
How often do you feel the impulse to write?