Writers write. You shouldn't wait around for inspiration to come. But sometimes, there are days you can't get anything written down. Or you're at a loss for words. You can't think of anything to write. You don't have any idea what to write about.
And then you end up believing you're having writer's block.
You end up believing it too much that you stop writing altogether. You might even think of yourself as not a real writer.
And all because of what? You think your muse deserted you? You think you have a 7-year writer's block plague?
There's no such thing as writer's block. And you sure as heck don't need inspiration to write!
What you do need are prompts to help get your writer's mind working and your hands writing or typing.
I call these prompts SEEDS. They are your beginnings; glimmer; little sparks that you can shape and fashion into stories, articles, essays and features.
You don't need inspiration. All you need is an idea. A SEED.
And here are a dozen seeds you can try out for yourself --
1. The first typewriter was patented on July 23, 1829. Interview some of writers in your group and find out how they write. You can develop this into a light- hearted articles about writers.