Ideas, we tend to have them, even if we do not know it. One of the common complaints of a writer is that they have a lack of ideas. This statement can be false. I’m sure you have plenty of ideas. The real truth is that it can be tricky to translate the ideas in your head, into ideas on paper. That is the common fundamental flaw in many writers. It’s not what we can talk about, is how we say it? However, coming up with ideas is not the problem. Here are five ways to come up with ideasfor writing articles.
Five Ways to Come Up with Ideas For Writing Articles.
The simplest way is to read the work of others. Obviously, we all know copying the ideas of others is unethical. However, there are times where in articles some people could have points that are barely touched upon. They might intrigue you enough to do some research, and write the results of your findings. Or they could be an area of expertise that you can write about, that can be fleshed out.
The conversations had during the day could be another gold mine of ideas. You’d be surprised how many times sudden inspiration can dawn upon you when talking to another person, or even overhearing conversations. It’s amazing how many brilliant ideas have been spawned from idle chatter. So just keep that in mind the next time you have a stray thought.
Watching the news can be another interesting wayto come up with ideas. There is much on the news to talk about. Some might say there is also much on the news to even get angry about, but that’s beside the point. Still there are potential seeds of inspiration that could be planted for when one watches the news.
Sometimes taking a walk outside will lead to your muse being inspired. Nature can open the door for clearer thinking. If a writer goes to the park or any other wooded area, they might be visited by potential ideas. Just bring a notepad to write them down for any future references.
Finally, your old work might inspire your new work. We all make mistakes. You are not the same writer that you were a year ago, and a year from now you will not be the same writer that you are today. There are ideas that could have been expanded on. Take those ideas, and expand on them in a fresh article. Granted, some writers do not like reading their old work as it makes them cringe, but there could be some nuggets of gold buried in the lower quality stuff. Or nuggets of something else entirely, but that’s beside the point.
Inspiration can come in many forms. Be inspired in your future efforts today.