GET YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING
Updated: Jul 10, 2019
By Nishoni Harvey
Maybe you're a seasoned author, or maybe you just decided
today to take up paper and pen. Wherever you are,
the question remains the same, "How do you
figure out what to write?"
When you decide you want to write, but you're at a loss for words, how do you find your story?
Are you searching for a topic? Do you have an inkling of an idea but just can't grasp it?
Do you have an idea but just don't know where to start? Do you know where to start and just not know where to go from there?
We've all been there. How do you get past it? How do you get those creative juices flowing?
Finding Your Story
Just keep your eyes open, friend. Look around you. No, not like that! Really look. What do you see?
It's not a vase. It's a flower slowly blooming for the last time. It's not a blanket. It's an unused fort crumbled sadly on the soft, plush carpet. It's not a child. It's your toddler learning to walk, exploring the world around him.
Really look at your world. Explore it like your toddler is doing.
Exploring Your Way to Words
Once you learn to explore your world, the ideas will begin to flow. Your ideas. Don't see your world through the tired eyes of a word-worn writer, but through the bright eyes of a budding author exploring a brand new land.
Whose world is this anyway? Whose story? Whose words? They're yours for the taking. Yours! So, keep your eyes open. Your world awaits—the world of the printed word.
Coming second only to God, mothering her four children and “wifing” are Nishoni’s true loves.
Writing pulls up close behind. Having written since she was just a little tyke, she has a file full of stories that she wrote as a first and second grader and beyond, which she hopes to turn into children's books.
As of today, she has authored one novella, one novel, and seven non-fiction books, written chapters in two other books, and published several articles, and blogs.