A huge, and growing, number of people have their very own space on the Internet where they write down their musings. Whether this is for business purposes, or just for personal documentation purposes, idea generation is required - and idea generation can be difficult! If you're a seasoned writer, then idea generation will become less of an issue for you, however, for when your imagination is running a little bit on the drier side, we've got some tips to help you out.
A huge, and growing, number of people have their very own space on the Internet where they write down their musings. Whether this is for business purposes, or just for personal documentation purposes, idea generation is required – and idea generation can be difficult! If you’re a seasoned writer, then idea generation will become less of an issue for you, however, for when your imagination is running a little bit on the drier side, we’ve got some tips to help you out.
Have an Idea Bank
This isn’t so much an idea for helping you generate ideas, as for helping you not run out of ideas when you need them. Having an idea bank is a great ideas, as when inspiration is running a little low, you can just dip into it and pull out a ready formed idea; which may then spark further ideas! Of course, you can have a physical idea bank, or just a list on your computer or phone (mine is on Trello), and just run through them whenever you need to!
If you write in a niche, or often create posts along a similar theme, then word association can go a long way to helping you generate ideas. What this involves is simply writing down a word, or topic, that relates to your theme, and then associating words with it that you can then form ideas and other topics on. It sounds incredibly simple, but really does work!
Other people’s work
Now, definitely do not outright copy someone else’s work, but it’s absolutely fine to take ideas and inspiration from other people’s pieces. No topics are truly original, anyway, and the chances are someone else will take inspiration from you! If a topic inspires you, then you can think of your own way to write about it and do that – sorted.
Current Affairs/New Releases
A good way to think of things to write about is to take a look at current affairs, new technological (or any other industry) releases, and decide what you want to say about them. This can work similarly to word association, in that you can write down something you find inspiring, and pluck several ideas right from there.
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