Being a freelance writer means coming up with new ideas for copy, blogging, writing, and social media every day. With so much writing to accomplish as a freelancer, how do you continue to generate original ideas and concepts? Inspiring people is part of your job, but sometimes it’s hard to think of new topics to inspire other people with. Thankfully there are many resources available that will get your mind thinking once more.
Blogs and Websites
Depending on the blogs you read and the websites you visit, both are excellent sources to find a variety of facts and inspiring tidbits depending on what you need to write about. Hop on the Stumble website and stumble blog related websites. Soon you will find an ideal website to get your creative juices flowing.
Pull out Resources and Books from the Library
Go to the library?! Yes, believe it or not the library is full of books, magazines, newspapers, and more that you can research and study. Many people forget about the library now that the internet is available. However, going to the library is a good way to get out and inspired. After glancing over whatever catches your eye, write down notes about what topics intrigue you and brainstorm what you can write about in the future. Soon you’ll have a whole list of ideas that you can anticipate covering.
Going outside and exploring never seen before scenes will make you think about how grateful you are for the great outdoors. Your mind will drift to new thoughts which will transfer into new ideas and topics to discover. After you’re home write down the inspiring thoughts and later they will become outstanding articles or copy for a website.
Maybe you are currently fascinated with a movie or a new music artist. Listen to the lyrics and contemplate what the song is telling you. Or, watch a film that you love and consider what the genre is and what the movie is telling you. Come up with outstanding words for a copy or study the fashionable ensembles on the characters in the film if you need inspiration for a fashion article. Whatever you come up with, it will give you new ideas to tackle.
There are countless of ways to reach deep inside yourself and become the best freelancer you can be. When you get discouraged because you can’t think or you have writer’s block, read over this list. You also could make a list yourself with ways on how to inspire yourself to reach for the stars. There are always ways to encounter ideas that you have never thought of before.
Written by Sierra Greenman
A freelancer, writer, blogger, ocean dreamer, and fashion lover, Sierra adores being a featured fashion blogger for JoeShopping.com, a social shopping site. Discover fantastic freelancer resources from JoeShopping.com such as BookCloseOuts.com coupons. Sierra also runs her own personal blog at Ocean Dreams.