There are some days when you just don’t feel like picking up a pen or sitting in front of a keyboard and staring at a Microsoft word blank document. This isn’t writer’s block. Most people mistake not being inspired to write for having writer’s block, there is a huge difference. Writer’s block is self explanatory – you cannot think because your brain feels blocked. The lack of inspiration to write could be due to several factors, including laziness and a sour mood.
To get back in touch with your passion for writing, check out the following shortcuts:
Art is driven by experience. It is so crazy, that even the silliest of things can ‘ginger’ you to write. Write about how NEPA took light when you were about to charge your phone, or about how you slept off and forgot about the rice on the stove, or about the dream you had where you went to Wakanda, or about how you mistakenly ate a dog’s biscuits (that last one happened to me. Please don’t ask for details).
Your creativity can make a simple act like sneezing, so interesting to read. Now, go into the world and multiply. Sorry, write!
Tap Inspiration From Other People’s Works
This is similar to a point I highlighted here. Reading other people’s works is very effective. Personally, it is my go-to, whenever I feel unmotivated. Don’t read for the sake of it; read to feel and understand the content of a book.
Relaxxxxx. Calm down and watch a movie or something; go out with friends or sleep. You may be under some stress and that could be surpressing your desire to write. Most times, our best writing ideas come to us when we aren‘t even feeling up to it. Inspiration can come to you in the shower, during a fist fight, or when you’re plucking mangoes from your neighbour’s tree.
Just because you cannot come and go and kill yourself, please leave paper and biro alone and chew on some snacks. Inspiration will locate you when it wants to.