Finding Inspiration When Writing

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You are a creative person, and you want to express your thoughts on paper or through lyrics. So how do you go about it? Creative people have a vivid imagination but sometimes it can be difficult to note down these thoughts in the form of a book, film, TV show or even song. Fortunately, there are ways that you can release your thoughts whilst writing and make an impression on the entertainment industry.

Getting Rid of Any Distractions

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It can be very distracting if you are a person with a vivid imagination. You’re always looking for the next big thing or are inspired by the smallest change or movement. Artists who are creative sometimes like to shut themselves away to avoid the dramas and distractions of an otherwise busy industry. For people in showbiz, it sometimes feels like it never stops. Whether it’s writer’s block or the constant distractions, it can be best to remove yourself from the hustle and bustle.

Fortunately, there are many ways to do this. If you’re lucky enough to have a second home in the mountains or country, then this could be a great shout. However, you can still be in luck. Websites like PIRATE can help you to complete your next creative project as they provide an acoustically treated 24/7 writing studio. These writing rooms are a great way of removing any distractions and allow you to truly focus. Perhaps the most important aspect is also the flexibility.

Start From the Beginning

Now we have a room to find your creative space, you can get set on writing your script, lyrics or book. If you are suffering from writer’s block or lacking inspiration, then the best thing to do is go back to basics.

Before you do anything else you need to think of a title. You should probably do this with all of your writing, but some people try to overcomplicate it. There are many different ways of being creative. Going back to basics means picking a subject, then a title, and then beginning your writing. You need something to focus on and a title gives you that. Try not to force it.

Write Down All Your Thoughts

It is 2021. There is no excuse not to write down your thoughts when they pop into your head. You may not carry around a notebook, but you are likely to always have your phone. Technology has evolved and so has the entertainment and creative industry. If you see something inspirational in the street or on a run then take a break, stop, and write it down.

There is probably nothing worse than feeling something but not stopping and taking note. Then, when you get home, you’ve completely forgotten all about it. Fortunately, because of availability in writing rooms and studios, if you do find yourself inspired, you can hop online and book a writing studio. Take your laptop or notepad with you and the rest is history. If you’ve got the notes written down, then get writing!

Set Yourself Goals and A Routine

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Now, this may seem a little contradictory but carry on reading. Having spoken about the need to be spontaneous and write everything down whenever you feel inspired, you also need to set yourself some sort of structure. Your note taking can be spontaneous, but you do need to have some sort of target and deadline when it comes to your writing otherwise you’ll get nothing done.

It’s a well known saying that creativity loves routine. This will not apply to everyone but to the majority. Learning to play an instrument takes practice, time and motivation and writing can be the same. Train your brain to think a little more and be more disciplined.

Don’t Be Too Hard Yourself

Try not to be too hard on yourself. Being creative isn’t something you can force. As mentioned earlier, some days you do just feel inspired and some days you won’t. It is important to set yourself a target and deadline but be flexible. As long as your note taking is on time, the rest will come.

However, don’t be too harsh on yourself. If you don’t like an idea you’ve come up with, put it on the back burner and come up with something else. You can then revisit the writing you didn’t like and there could even be a possibility to mix and match. Writing rooms and studios allow you to book out as much time as you want. They can also trigger memories. Say you wrote a script or a song in a writing room, but you didn’t like it. If you then revisit that room, it may trigger a memory about those lyrics you didn’t like, but now you’ve got new inspiration you can reword it. All that motivation comes flooding back and you are on to a winner.

Ultimately, if you are looking for inspiration then it is recommended that you find yourself a safe space and shut yourself out from distractions. Use the free world to gain your inspiration and take notes but then use a designated space to turn those notes into a project. It’s all about being creative!

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