If you’re a writer, you know that pain of writer’s block. Sometimes you know what you want to write about, but the right words won’t come. On other occasions, you have no idea where to start. If you need some inspiration, there are lots of fun ways to get your imagination going.


See Some Art

Other types of art are fantastic to inspire you to write something new. Visiting a gallery can give you lots of inspiration, as well as a quiet place for reflection. But if you would rather stay home, you can just as easily look at images of paintings, sculptures and other art online.


Eavesdrop or People Watch

Some people might say that eavesdropping on conversations or people watching is rude. But if you’re out in public, you can’t help but hear other people talking or see them walking by. It can be a good way to observe some real human behavior.


News and History

Some of the best fictional stories can be inspired by the truth. If you need inspiration, try checking the news or maybe learning about a period in history. Watch a documentary or read a history book to get you thinking.


Visit a Library

Libraries are obviously wonderful places to find inspiration for your writing. You can leaf through hundreds and even thousands of books. But if you’re looking for some unique inspiration, you can visit a slightly more unusual library collection. If you want to write something different, you need something different to inspire you.


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