On Inspiration

Inspiration is one of the three pillars supporting any project.

Don’t wait for it to strike. Before you can take action, you must be inspired.

Write DOWN all the ideas. Inspiration does not equate to having a good memory!

Ways to fire up your inspiration:

  • be on the look out always. As a writing teacher once said to me “become a magpie!” Collect things, look for things, peck at the world around you and take those things back to your “nest” to use.
  • consume others’ work and ideas – books/articles/podcasts/blogs/work/other (but be wary of falling into the trap of becoming so enamoured with this info-inspiration collecting that you never actually start¬†your own work!)

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