Finding inspiration and time can be difficult but they are crucial for your writing to take place. This can lead to writer’s block – but don’t let it get in your way, it’s just an obstacle to overcome. Here are some of the ways I get back into the swing of it when I’m having trouble finding ideas:
1. Have a movie marathon or binge watch your favourite show. By placing yourself into a dystopian future or galaxy far far away, your imagination is sure to be sparked.
2. Place your characters in your favourite story or fictional world. This can really help with character development and finding out how your characters might react in difficult situations.
3. Write a song or poem that relates to your character’s feelings. Don’t worry, it doesn’t need to rhyme or even have a melody – just write. From this you can find potential for a story.
4. Write down every idea that you get for your story. Yes, even at four in the morning or if all you have to write on is a napkin. Write it down. Even if you think it’s a terrible idea, it might be the idea that changes everything.