First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination ~ Napoleon Hill
The word ‘idea’ often conjures up the image of a sudden flash of inspiration that comes like a bolt out of nowhere. We often picture these aha moments as a light bulb appearing above our head or as the archetypal solitary writer connecting with his or her muse. Ideas are a writer’s stock-in-trade but very often ideas don’t always flow and this creative constipation is blamed on writer’s block. But many seasoned writers will tell you that they don’t sit around waiting for ideas to come, they just sit down at their writing desk and get to work.
The following infographic contains seven ways to generate ideas for writers struggling to come up with new ideas for plots for their book or trying to overcome writer’s block. They include using structured exercises, collaborating with others, trying something different and other useful tips.
Generating creative ideas takes time and commitment, rather than being a skill or gift we are born with.
Infographic created by Alive With Ideas