Throughout my time writing, the question I am asked more than ever if how I have time to write as much, as I do, and bring up a family. There is not always a perfect science to writing. On many occasions, my systems let me down. This weekend, my little one turned one. I then hit the depths of writers’ block and for five days I have published nothing. Unheard off in recent months.
When I started on my writing journey, I struggled to have time to write and read. I love writing, but not reading affected my mental health. Like many of us, I felt genuine guilt if I was doing anything other than writing. That included reading. Then I read that you needed to analyse text to be a good writer. It was all the permission I needed to get back into reading.
Over the years of writing, my reading tastes have changed. I also read many books differently. However, nothing has got in the way of the pure pleasure I feel when I pick up a book and read. My partner states she always knows when I am coming to the end of a good book, as I get grumpy. She has a point. Recently I have noticed that my reading styles have changed. I have become more analytical in everything I read. Here are my suggestions to help your reading improve your writing.
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.
Let Inspiration Spark When it Happens