I've always had a connection to the written word. It isn't to language itself - I can be quite inarticulate when speaking - put a pen in my hand and words just flow. I'd love to get paid to write, to have others read the novel, still in its shitty first draft phase, on my shelf, but like so many of the writers profiled here, life's distractions currently take precedence. Luckily, I can nerd out with my favorite authors by reading their books and going behind the curtain of their individual...Read more
Some suggestions on what to read to get the creativity flowing
Being an active writer is about practice. Writing is a skill you have to work at to perfect. You must be prepared to muddle through many drafts of a single piece and realize that a first draft is never perfect as is. Writing also requires an understanding of style. As a freelance content creator, I’m often called upon to write for different audiences in different tones. In creative writing, understanding style can help you put substance into a story that simply sets the stage. While you can...Read more
I feel lucky as a content writer that I’m constantly surrounded by the written work of others to seek inspiration. As an avid reader, books are my best source for motivation both to learn what other writing styles appeal to me and to keep me working when I’m lacking enthusiasm to be productive. Reading something new and powerful is the best driving force to get back to my keyboard, creating content for both clients and for myself.
Find inspiration by writing about what you love
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