Have you ever wanted to say something in a form OTHER than the basic paragraph layout? Or come across a form, advertisement, poster, instruction list that sent your creative wheels spinning? Then you need an introduction to hermit crab essays. These genius pieces of creative non-fiction are the perfect out-of-the-box tool for any writer.
Everyone finds themselves intrigued by and fanning over SOMETHING. Before you know it, you've purchased every book in a series, watched every movie, and collected every piece of memorabilia you can lay your fingers on. And - if you're a writer - you might have dabbled at playing around in the world. Fan fiction's one of the best ways to job you're writing brain. And you never know when it'll lead you to the next best idea.
If you spend ANY time on social media, you come across memes. And they span the spectrum from serious to hilarious. People share them for different reasons, and you're probably the same. But have you ever noticed a meme catching your eye? Something starts your writing brain going. And you should LET it. Because it doesn't matter where you get your inspiration, as long as something fantastic comes of it.
Plot bunnies can come from anywhere - we know that - but I actually mean it. In just this past month, I've had three short story ideas come from a handful of words I read in books I was reading.
Meal planning may be a big fad, but it's also a big pain and kind of boring. Still, there is a way to meal plan that isn't too taxing and will still let you eat properly so you can get back to writing.