Monday, April 7, 2014

A writing advice?

My sister says I have an old soul.

That my soul is one of those wandering the world for centuries and I have seen and lived everything. She says she sees it in my eyes, in my reactions and every time I do something she is looking me closely. When we are at the same country at least. :)


I don’t really remember how this started, but there is a certain beauty to it. We spent time discussing things like this and deciding if friends and family are old or new souls. We ended up agreeing that our mother has the newest one. She looks at us with puppy eyes when we tease her.

By the time we started talking about this, I had already finished Divided, but some things were a little fuzzy. Our talk and the scenarios we created helped me see some things clearer and that’s how the Wandering Souls series was born. The title at least and a big part of Damaged (book 2) which I’m currently writing.

So, for yet another time it worked the same way for me and I want to share it with you, as an advice that it might be helpful. Relax. Give your mind the time it needs and you’ll have your answers. 

Say you’ve hit a writer’s block or you’re searching for a new idea, a new inspiration. Just shut everything down and do something else. Something completely different. Watch TV, go for a walk, listen to the music, sleep, meet a friend, whatever.

Just don’t think about writing. While you’ll be busy with other stuff, your mind will do the hard work. It may take a day, or two, but eventually you’ll have one of those flashes of inspiration. And we do know that all we need is sparkle, right?

Give your mind the time to light that fire and when you feel the heat, it will grow stronger and it will spread.

How about you? Any writing tips or secrets?

Have  great week!


6 comments:

  1. I completely agree, especially since the best inspiration seems to come when you're not trying to force it!

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    1. True, right? It's magnificent. Pure and beautiful!:)

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  2. No tips or secrets to offer, but I do love this post. So you're one of those old souls. I am not, but you guys always make me wish I was.

    Thank you for these words..."Give your mind the time to light that fire and when you feel the heat, it will grow stronger and it will spread." I love that!

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    1. Hehe, that's the word. Next step is to count how old my soul is!

      I'm glad you love this post, Robyn, and I'm extremely happy that my words mean something to you. :)

      What fits here I think is ..."Let it burn." Right?

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  3. Thanks for the post. I totally agree with you. If you come up against a block, do something else and let the idea germinate and unfurl. But this could also mean writing something different, going off on complete tangents. At least you're still writing and exploring other avenues for when the breakthrough eventually comes.

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    1. Yes, you're right. At those times we can also write something else. We can do everything just not deal with that block. I haven't try that yet, but I will. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and thanks for sharing your thoughts.
      Have a great day!

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