Brooks of babble

The voices won’t stop.
The voices are still there late into the night.

They won’t disappear until you write it down.

Well, my dear, you’ve got a little bit of a problem, don’t you? Well, not really. Every writer hopes for one of these spurts of genius and seemingly never-ending muse. But the trick is, figuring out how to harness this power whenever you want it, not when you’re imaginary friends inside your head all decide to talk at the same time.

No. It’s not schizophrenia. I promise!

Maybe. I won’t promise. You never know, sometimes.

But what do you do to inspire yourself? Here are a few tips to get the words flowing:
1. Watch a movie based on the genre you’re writing about.
2. Do some light research about your topic of choice.
3. Talk about your novel with a friend.
4. Read a damn book, already.
5. Imagine yourself as one of your characters.

Check out what Brain Pickings has to say about this topic with Stephen King on “creative sleep.”

Published by

Alexandra Stanislaw

Alexandra Stanislaw is the Editor-In-Chief and founder of Devise Literary. She is also an Assistant Editor for Hotel Amerika. Her work appears in Crab Fat Magazine ("The Good Friend" and "Tampa Raised You Up"), Ragazine, and Chicago Review of Books.

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