Inspiration can come from anywhere. It is our life experiences that sculpt the writers we become. This can happen in several ways. Our education and childhood will have an impact on the mechanics of writing. Our parents and friends will shape our beliefs, which will affect our writing.
Whether you write personal stories or not there is still a place for personal reflection. Most articles, regardless of the topic, benefit from some personal stories.
If you are waiting for the inspiration to write during these difficult times, it might never come. Professional writers get up every day and write. They create their own inspiration, by sitting at a computer and seeing what happens. It may be that as a writer, you need to force the writing more than ever during these times.
Much of my inspiration for writing comes from my everyday life. Things I have seen whilst out working. Phrases and questions the young people I teach have asked me. Where now does this inspiration come from? I have written a few articles on COVID-19, but I don’t want to write only about it. I’m trying to get out of the depression, not stay in it writing about it.
As writers, where can we now get our inspiration from when our world consists of the same four walls every day.
For the last six months, I have tried to write at least five times a week. There was a point when I tried to publish twice a day. Ironically this was the advice of someone who later stole my work. Not a reliable source of advice at all.
From that moment on I carried on my mission of publishing five times a week. For the majority, this has worked well for me, until last week. Last week I looked at my ideas folder and realised I was running out of ideas.