Writing a blog post or an ebook doesn’t just mean putting down thoughts into words then typing and writing it.

The main ingredient in writing just about anything is creativity. While creativity may come naturally to some people, others may experience writers block. It can be a hair pulling ordeal looking a blank page trying to get your creative juices flowing.

Using the words to create images in the reader’s mind is art. A clear and crisp depiction requires a certain flair that only creativity can provide. Similes and metaphors help a lot, but the way your writing gets entwined word for word, sentence by sentence then paragraph by paragraph into a completed piece of art, develops the essence of your writing.

And I hate to tell you there is no surefire way to get out of writer’s block and write your masterpiece. But don’t despair there are some things to wake the creativity within you.

Keep a diary or a journal in your pocket or with you at all times.

You just never know when an idea is triggered by something you may hear, see, or smell. Your senses are your radar in finding great ideas. Write all of them into a journal and keep it with you for future reference. You may also write down anything that you have read or heard, someone’s ideas could be used to develop your own ideas and this is not stealing. Remember that ideas and creativity can come from anywhere; it’s the development of the idea that makes it unique.

A lot of my blog post ideas come from social media because of the conversations I observe or the commentary on a post. I will read something and then my next thought is “I should write about this” and then I make a quite note usually on my phone so that I know what my thought was in reference to the topic.

Relax and take time to sort things out.

You need a clear head. A jumbled mind cannot create any space for new ideas. If you are bothered by something, give yourself permission to get rid of it for awhile. Put it in the closet for a few minutes. Try closing your eyes and allowing yourself some quiet time. Block out all the sights sounds and smells around you. Turn your focus inward and breathe.

Try to relax every time that you can and think about your experiences and interactions with others. Your experiences are what shape your mindset and your opinions which could be reflected on your writings. Try to discover yourself, find out what triggers your emotions. Discover what inspires you and what ticks you off. You can use these emotions to help you in expressing yourself and your ideas, with this you can grow creatively.

When I feel like I’m spinning my wheels, I will often clean and organize my office. I can paint in clutter but not write in the same clutter. Yep, I’m weird and that’s okay! And there are other times when the cleaning and organizing doesn’t help, I either workout, read a book or nap.

Create a working place that can inspire your creativeness.

I just mentioned this in the previous point that I can’t work when my creative workspace causes me anxiety and cleaning is in order. Creativity comes from being in a good state of mind and a messed up workplace that causes distraction won’t be conducive in firing up your creative flow.

Surround your working place with objects that makes you happy and relaxed. You may put up pictures, or scents, plants or anything that can to inspire you, relax you and get your creativeness cranking.

Set the mood.

Setting the mood requires you to just go with the moment or to induce yourself to feeling what makes your mind works best. Finding out what makes you tick could help you find ways to get your creative juices flowing. Set the pace and tempo for your mood and everything else will follow.

There are many ways to set the mood. Some writers have been known to have a little sip of wine to stir up the imagination. Some use mood music while others let the lighting of the environment create the mood.

When I am working on my novel (it seems to go on forever ha) I prefer actually working from a coffee shop but when I am working on my blog posts, just having some background noise will do. And coffee.

Go on a vacation and just do something crazy + out of the norm for you.

Letting yourself go and have fun produces adrenaline which can make your imagination run wild. If your day is usually a busy one, take a quiet adventure or a solemn hike. Whatever it is that is unusual from your daily routine can take the rut out of your schedule.

For me very often is to go for a long run. I have and often come up with the best ideas or solutions to any situation.

Figure out what will work for you and your imagination will make use of that experience and get your creativeness to start working in overdrive.