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7 Reasons Inspiration Matters to Writers | WritersDigest.com

In Tips n Tricks, Writing on October 27, 2012 at 12:01 am

In the series to update myself, There is another find  7 Reasons Inspiration Matters to Writers | WritersDigest.com.

Summary:

We know the common wisdom: Serious writers don’t wait to be inspired. Serious writers roll up their sleeves and get down to the business of writing, just as they would get themselves to work at any 9-to-5 job. “Being inspired” smacks of amateurish, daydreamy passivity, the notion that some supernatural presence must appear before us before the words can flow. And we’re reminded to death of Thomas Edison’s over quoted words about invention demanding 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration, perhaps not realizing that without that primal 1 percent jolt from the gods, Edison might not have been driven to sweat out the hard work or to cope with a zillion things going wrong.

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Reinforce Steel Bars (Photo credit: KC Toh)

Contrary to the popular conception, Inspiration though small indeed plays a vital role in penning down wonderful stuffs coming straight through heart. In this wonderful article the author has put forth 7 beautiful reasons in support of  that 1% . INSPIRATION

  • Transforms creative readers to creative writers
  • Heightens our senses
  • Develops understanding of Human nature
  • Improves capacity to appreciate nature
  • Brings in mental discipline
  • Intensifies our spiritual connection to our craft.
  • and finally, Reinforces our commitment to writing.

Do read my other posts on similar idea.

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What you do, when you have the block?

In Anecdotes, Blog, Inspiration, Tips n Tricks, Writing on October 22, 2012 at 12:01 am

Let me start with an anecdote. In the dead of night, I received a call from a very good friend of mine. This friend of mine, let me tell you is way better than me in blogging arena. In fact I stand no where in front of him. I was telling, I received the call from him and what I heard him telling  “Dude  I’m having the writers block, what next?”  Next moment I found myself googling writer’s block.

Well, I do not deny having the same feeling but never knew having a technical term for that feeling, Writer’s Block, wow ! I went through several blog reading  through this block term and literally found some inspiring  articles.

I have tried my ways to overcome these block feelings. I just take my fountain pen and a sheet of paper and write incessantly for 5 minutes. i just don’t think. I write, whatever comes to mind. I go with flow. not thinking just writing. Sometime it makes me feel like writing more and sometime it gives me few ideas to think over it and do some blog post writing.  Let me tell you the truth, once I tried writing a blog post in that 10 min block time and after ward when I read it, I was surprised. Here’s the post.  How good can u actually write when you are writing from a sub conscious mind rather writing the other way (at least my standard of writing). I admit, I’m naïve in this business of writing, but writing interests me. And I’m sure it will get better with Time. BOL! 🙂

Finally…

  • Write like you’ll live forever
  • Write like you’ll croak today
  • Write.
    Write more.
    Write even more.
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Some Advice to read, but let you decide what you wanna do.

 

Timing is Important

In Blog, quote, Tips n Tricks on January 21, 2011 at 8:49 am

This is a short post. It was meant to be an experiment with the time  posts are published. In the last few weeks I have observed a  co-relation between the Time you publish your post and the traffic that follows.

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In the last week, I have published it post midnight and the results were quiet good. For the last two days I changed my time of publishing to evening and the results varied.

May be the idea of publishing the post in the evening is not good. I shall revert back to my old-timing, when I can reach out to largest number of People.

 

 

 

 

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.”
— Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) French sculptor

What time of the day You publish your post?

Blogging and site traffic (via Keith’s World)

In Blog, social media, Tips n Tricks on January 20, 2011 at 8:35 pm
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How should I increase Traffic on my blog? How shall I know, how much time my readers spend on my blog? Questions like this and more are always in the mind of a blogger, particularly the newbies. What’s the Answer, Where to find this? I chanced upon Keith’s blog and here I find similar Problems. He has actually tried to analyse the problem. But every one is looking for the answers. Some other issues pertaining to WordPress Blogs in particular, are also mentioned. Here’s my small ‘contribution’ to this… Read the rest of this entry »

What gives HOPE?-An honest feedback

In Blog, Photography, Tips n Tricks, Writing on January 18, 2011 at 3:42 am

Reference: The Daily Post #18

It was around 22:55 IST (date17th Jan) , when Scott posted this topic. Now it’s 02:15 AM IST  (date 18th Jan). For those three hours I could not figure out what should I write.  I sat to analyze my last post ( My MBA lessons had to be used for a while 😉 ) What went wrong with that, Why People were particularly interested/ disinterested in this particular post. What did I learn from it?” It was then the thought of writing this post just crossed me. So here it’s What gives me hope?

The Post in analysis

What was New ?

This post Does everything happen for a reason? was New by all my standards. An experiment in itself.

1. This was my first Visual Blogging around an idea. Thousand words can be summed up in a single picture.

2. For the first time, I used ‘Poll’ to know my guest’s  (I prefer to call my readers Guest) views on the post. I have observed, guests prefer to write goodie-goodie stuffs in your comments, but given the limited choice in Polls, you can get a good feedback. Thanks to all my Guests, I received an honest feedback from them.

3. Comments form an integral part of your posts. I have never been able to capture attention of my guests (which mostly says stays for 4 seconds) as good as in the last post. Most of them were enlightening, as if completing the post in all dimensions, I left untouched. I believe it was good. We were engaged enough to start a discussion.

Though the stats were discouraging, what gave me HOPE, were the things I learned in the process.
What is the learning?

1. Pictures speak thousand words, but it creates a vague idea in reader’s mind. Substantiate Pictures with Texts.

2. Poll choices has to be “To the Point”, to get a fairer idea.

3. Open ended posts fetch more comments. It interests and compels the readers to put forward their points in the discussion.

4. Posts should be crisp, not taking much of time and putting forward the Idea, it wants to convey.

I must follow the last of my lessons. Let’s close here. Before that, I have few questions for you, My dear guests.

Why do you think it has the least possibility of bring Pressed?


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