I like this post. Creativity does not come easy to me. When I get a good idea, I will make a written note of it. It may be some time before I take action on it. I will print this blog and place it above my computer for a reminder.
Reed, nice post!
once you get started writing it just seems to flow naturally…(at least for me)
and you can write about anything that you are passionate about.
Sometimes it’s hard to get the motivation to write articles as creativity seems to come and go depending on your mood. Some of the tips in this post should help to stimulate creativity. I suppose if all else fails you could do what many internet marketers do – outsource them.
Great article Reed, thank you for the creativity ideas.
I will be using them all to help me with my writing.
Again I say thank you.
I enjoyed this post. Thank you for reminding all of us to get away from the computer and get out and smell the roses. You are so correct that even the small things like changing our office environment and seeing new things can stir the creative juices.
Thanks for the post. Keep up the great work.
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I made a decision a while ago that I will never work again. I either Play or Plurk. I finished an article about it too. LOL Think it will go out on Friday.
By the way…Plurk is Play+Work. I find if I add an element of Play to my Work I get through it quicker, and enjoy it more.
I find flipping through “Quotes” triggers a lot of creativity for me too.
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Writing creativley is not always easy. I find that I have great ideas at the strangest times and if I don’t write them down right away I’ll forget them. If your stuck I find walking through a book store or reading other blogs can get the juices going
The art of writing is just this , letting the flow between your mind and pen and paper work together . If you are interested on just how to do this just sit with the pen and paper and count on paper open your mind to the flow after a while you will be adding words of your own at first they may not be anything but jabber but after a few extended counts when you can not think of what to write your mind will wery of the numbers and then start processing words to flow . Try this it works for writers block also, lily
Yup i do believe it takes while to get those creative juices flowing, it getting harder and harder to come up with stuff so very nice post
There are many relaxation techniques and relaxation techniques that can keep you fresh and on target.
Whatever it is that stimulates your mind is and refreshes your attitude is positive therapy so go for it!
The idea of writing article is just for getting traffic or indexed by search engine, the most important thing is to educate ourselves within our practical experience nd intellectual both ways the readers and writers can learn together and growth, this is what I called 2 ways communications and interact with the audience as well.
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Getting the “juices” flowing is hard sometimes especially when you are writing on three blogs,Hub Pages,Forums,Commenting on scores of Great blogs, It can be very time consuming and Content comes hard and slow.
I found that in the course of posting on other blogs and forums I ended up with plenty of Ideas
for blog content. I currently have 9 notebooks
sitting next to me with all of my Great Ideas
and plans, One Day!! Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving, Timothy Millar
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Great info! Third point struck a nerve… I too often let my work space get cluttered and I keep on postponing the cleaning…
This is what I do if I’m having trouble coming up with an idea for an article: Go to Ezinearticles.com or one of the other article sites and search for a article in your niche. See which articles are the most popular, pick one, and write your own version of that article making sure you make it your own. Has worked for me over and over.
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I’d like to add a sixth tip: Be well read. Read not only in your own interest area, but others as well. For example, I read genre fiction, marketing nonfiction and science, mostly. But, on occasion I’ll pick up an interesting biography or “mundane” fiction that has opened my eyes to new ways of looking at things. Creativity is often finding a juxtaposition between things that others haven’t noticed. You can’t have that happen if you stay focused on only one area.
Great point Carma Spence
Reed, Getting in the creative zone? I use accelerated meditation, The Holosync CDs and they bring about alpha waves and a relaxed state. Also self hypnosis. The other thing is ‘you need content.’ I take a lot of notes on cards and in my diary. I bring ideas together and use a swipe file for copy. Content must be built up and then allowed to flow out … Research your passionate niche.
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Another way which I think is good in generating ideas and is through reading other people’s articles and also their style of writing.
Oftentimes, I will pay particular attention to how one author can actually grabs my attention and note it down. And when I start writing another article, I will attempt to mimic what the author has done.
PLRs are another great source of new information where one can get his/her hands on. Though, it is recommended that the PLRs should be rewritten sufficiently to avoid duplicated copies.
Last but not least, is to write freely and edit later. I find this method particularly useful to me for when I write, I want to write it in a less formal way, as if I am conversing with a friend. However, it is still important to know what type of tone you should be using in response to the type of information you are presenting. It is necessary to learn to be flexible at times.
Content is the meat of an article. However, the headlines and the starting paragraph is the bait to the meat. No one will take up your meat if the bait is not attractive enough, right? =)
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take a rest and go travel and you can write something with a fresh idea’s when you have a lot of compilations idea from your vacation. your mind need a rest too like your body have a good sleep.
Good article. Sometimes you have no idea about what to write but if you disconnect and take a break new ideas come to your mind.
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I would think we creative people will really see and find ourselves with the light we hold in our hand , at the end of the tunnel.
The world is going through a gigantic shake up when relationships are being completely metamorphosed. Anyone who is caught napping and allowing themselves to come adrift in this whirlpool will have to pay a heavy price.
Creative we all are. What sells is not important. What permeates is. It is this single but potent factor which is missed. It is the forest for the tree…
Those who know the difference survive
Others will perish and get readied for the thereafter
The choice is made
We are in great times, when minds attuned can become giants capable of great heights
Lets focus and know the difference, NOW
Hey Reed, This article was a good one. Thanks. I not only read your articles, I read all the replies. There is really a lot of good opinions in in these comments. I find as a new person in learning about writing content, that reading comments can produce some good content material. Happy Thanksgiving Anna
One of my most creative times is when I’m in bed waiting to fall asleep. I keep a recorder on my night stand for when those instances of brilliance hit me. Although, sometimes, the next day they seem kinda strange 🙂
Great tips above! Thanks people.
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Thanks for sharing. I was just going through Ezine Articles to get some more ideas & saw your post.
You sure have a lot of good ideas & tips. Good work, Reed..
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I take article writing very seriously. I’m always looking for new ideas and areas of insperation. You have written words to live by in your blog. I loved what you’ve said.
Thanks for your work and keep up the good job,
Reed, Here’s another one – read your junk mail. I have gotten ideas for articles or blog post many times from my junk mail.
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This post was especially meaningful to me. My problem seems to be more that I have trouble coming up with new topics to write about. I like the idea of keeping a journal or diary with me at all times. It’s actually something I’ve been toying with doing for some time now but have never implemented it. Maybe this post will get me started.
This will help me tremendously as through out the day ideas pop in to my head, but the problem is that they pop out just as fast. By writing things down I will be able to retrieve my thoughts hours later when I do sit down at my computer to start writing about something.
I’m not a young kid anymore and as you youngsters out there get older you will find out that your memory is one of the first things to go. So having a journal or just a notepad with you at all times will prove to be a useful tool.
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@normz2 glad to help
@Terence And most of my articles are outsourced as well. I’ll give them the basic idea and they do the rest.
@Daniel you’re welcome
@Gary you’re welcome
@Velma Plurk I like that
@Luca that can really help
@Pat great tips
@Ari yeah you need to create content that regular people like and will read and share
@Timothy commenting on others blogs does seem like a create idea for content ideas
@Ernie great tip
@Carma I completely agree
@Zach PLR’s are great I base a lot of my content off PLR
@Nayanika interesting points
@Anna agreed they can really help
@Paul that’s a great tip
@Frankie thank you
@John you’re welcome
@David good tip
@Jeff I agreed memory seems to be the thing that goes first I’ve noticed that with a lot of loved ones.
Good read, thanks for adding our comment to the post.
@private you’re welcome
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