You are running out of ideas, you sit down in front of your computer and stare at the blank screen with a blank mind.
Your fingers are idly waiting for some action. Writer’s block? Perhaps.
You must have an “Ideas “ file. Better yet, go over your article file. There must be a title that catches your attention. Open the file and go over the titles. See a title from years ago? Does it still appeal to today’s readers with a bit of retouching?
Ask yourself, what audience did you write this for? Is it possible to re-arrange it for another age group, an interest group, or add a twist to give it a different flavor and make it current for the same group you wrote it for. Present it with a fresh perspective. What other insights have you gained since you wrote this article?
Take the subject of diet or nutrition. The different age groups have different dietary and nutritional requirements. Add to this lifestyle. Not everyone subscribes to the same patterns of living. This topic has potentials for expansion.
Your journal offers a wealth of ideas. It’s not about sharing your experiences, per se, although that may not be a bad idea. Your journal contains what lies very deep in your heart, your psyche, your joys, your ramblings and more.
Topics that touch your heart, emotions you can share, lessons that your readers can learn, words that inspire them to open their minds, nurture their spirits and more. There are nuggets of insights from the depths of your soul.
Do you blog? You wrote something in the spur of the moment, a fleeting joy, and tidbits of information and more ramblings.
Pick a topic. Expand on it. If you wrote it, hoping to share it with others in your blog, rewrite it and give it your best shot. Voila, a new article waiting to be written.
Turn your personal writings into the second person, in the active voice, present it as fresh as if it were happening right now. You can almost see your reader nodding his/her head in agreement, thinking, yes, I could have written this myself. Why didn’t I think of it?
Writing is not about searching for new ideas all the time. Sometimes, it’s worthwhile to re-write and remind others that the past carries on today and moves forward to tomorrow.
The wisdom of the ages is forever.
Bonnie Moss writes about spirituality, tools available to all to walk the path. Visit her website , a metaphysical site that offers information on tarot, crystals, aura, angels, journalling spells, psychic protection and other inspirational topics. Read motivational articles compiled from other writers, to inspire you. All these in one website.