Monday, June 27, 2016

How to Stay Fresh as a Writer: 10 Ideas to Start Your Originality

Is it possible to be original online anymore?  Have all of the really good ideas gone?  Is it possible to be authentic at a time where access to information is so easy?

The simple answer is, yes of course you can be original!

People start online daily with new ideas, creating articles fresh and unique.  Think of it this way, we're all individuals and unique human beings, we'll always have something to say.

If you feel like your writing is going stale or you have nothing new to contribute, here are 10 Ideas to Start Your Originality:

1. What Makes You Happy?

You're a rare and unique individual, find out what makes you angry, happy or sad.  Use these emotions to drive your research and thoughts.  Follow your heart and your passion, create content that's extraordinary and something that reflects you as a person.

2. Stop Studying Your Rivals Blog

A habit that's easily picked up by most bloggers.  Pouring over your competitors blog can leave you feeling overwhelmed and disheartened, like you can't add anymore on the same subject.

You've done your research, you know what's out there so tune it out, centre in on what you know and write about it.

3. Go With Your Gut Instinct

When you're reading an article, do you ever feel like its not totally truthful? Go with that gut feeling, pursue it and find out if its true or not.  Put your view into a blogpost and establish your point of view.

4. Do a Ton of Writing

The more you write the bigger your writing voice becomes.  You need to make sure you're writing regularly, as much as you can.

Even when you're feeling low, start researching something that catches your eye!

5. Tap into Other Media

If you're getting bored with reading blog posts, go and read a book, watch a movie or listen to the radio.  Tap into other kinds of media for inspiration.

6. Take a Trip

Visit a new culture, take in the sights and sounds.  When you travel you see the world in a different
light.  You'll discover a new angle and fresh approach to your writing.

7. Ignore the Pessimists

Do you think your new novel is to "out there"?  Or your writing style is "far-out"?

Believe in yourself, and know that what you're writing has value.  Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

8. Just Spit it Out!

Stop overthinking and just write!

You need to stop pontificating and write as many of your thoughts as possible.  Don't think just do it!

9. Write What You Know

Use your life experience and put it down on paper.  Unique elements, such as knowledge you've gained no one else can duplicate.

10. Focus Inward

A powerful tool in finding your writing voice and developing it is to compete with yourself.  Make each article you write better than the last.

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