Managing Writing Inspiration

If you're an article writer who has the option of choosing your own topics to write on, there are a few tips that can help you collect inspiration:

  1. Typically, a writer's mind is always writing in the same way an artist's mind is always seeing art in nature.  When you have idle time and an idea pops into your head, scribble it down. 
  2. When you read something online that inspires you, cut and paste it and save it into a Word file.  If you have the time or clear thinking, jot down, in coloured print, the ideas that popped into your mind that related to the article.  You don't have to write an article from the inspiration piece right away.  Once saved, it is there to refer to when you do have time and are in a writing mood. 
I have several half-written pieces and sections cut from online sources saved in my document file which provide instant article-starters.