Where to Find a Muse for Content Writing
on a Daily Basis
By Estelle Liotard
Writing great content is something readers take for granted, but it’s something we writers struggle with on a daily basis. The words don’t just fall onto the page, they have to be shaped and formed with innate creativity. If you want to be able to find your muse, you need to constantly search for it. Here’re a few ways you can do exactly that so your blog really starts to take off.
Places you can go
Writing is the ultimate form of expression, and when you’re blogging about self-improvement it becomes doubly important to constantly work on yourself. You are the embodiment of the words you’re sharing with the world, so invest time exploring new places to create.
Head to the beach and enjoy the ocean
The sound of the ocean lapping at the shore is the best way to feel free of the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s a chance to get away from all the here and now that ultimately no one will remember, and to clear the mind. Once you arrive, find your own little spot and make it yours. This is your home for the next couple of hours, so get comfortable and enjoy the experience.
Go up on a rooftop to get above the crowds
Escaping the status quo is what’s needed when you want to put pen to paper in an inspiring and uplifting way. Heading up onto the rooftop will set you free in a way that nothing else can, and it’ll give you a fresh perspective on the events that occur down below. From your new vantage point you’ll be able to embrace a new angle on life, and see things in a whole new light.
Walk into the country and find a bench
The countryside is sat there all year long just waiting to be explored. It’s a place where time slows down and a uniquely peaceful space that allows you to be truly alone with your thoughts and memories. Think of it as a vacation your creative mind will love, and one that you can take every day if you want to. Walk, find a bench to write on, and then walk some more. It’ll give you the sense of freedom you need to find the words that connect with your audience.
Find a quiet corner in a new bookstore
Bookstores are like gold dust when you’re searching for your muse, and there’s nothing more inspiring than walking the aisles of the one you’ve never frequented. Everything is so new, and yet the titles are like old friends. Find yourself a quiet corner to nestle in for a few hours and you’ll be able to lose yourself in your latest post. Exactly what you need when you want to create something that resonates with a whole new audience.
Travel for a week and write somewhere new every morning
If you want to go for it and give your writing everything, traveling holds the key. It will give you the freedom to find somewhere brand new every single day, and it’ll free you from all of the constraints back home. Just make sure you visit somewhere that you can connect to so you feel at ease.
States of mind you can achieve
Finding your muse isn’t just about finding a new place to write, it’s also about the state of mind you’re in. It’s about activating the creative areas of your brain in new ways so that they produce inspiring work you’re proud to call your own.
Read widely so you always have fresh ideas
The more you read, the more you will be able to write. You might feel that after a day of putting pen to paper you don’t want to look at another word, but that’s not the right mindset. If you read widely you’re introducing your mind to the greatest thinkers and writers of the age, and giving yourself permission to immerse yourself in their ideas. Here’re just a few of the benefits of making reading your new daily ritual:
- You’ll be able to study new writing techniques without even realizing it
- You’ll gain unique insights from the greatest minds of your generation
- You will learn lessons that allow you to be a better you, not just a better writer
Reflect on the days when you dreamed of everything you have now If you’re writing about self-improvement, why not think about all the ways in which you’ve already turned things around? After all, what you’re doing is trying to show people how they can better themselves, so what better inspiration than to retell your own story?
It’s about thinking back to the times when you would dream about having everything you now take for granted, and then filling in the gaps. These are the small incremental steps you took every day between then and now, and they’re the secret of your success. Without them, you simply wouldn’t be where you are now, so embrace them for the achievements they are. As you get more into it you’ll no doubt find the seeds for half a dozen new posts. Just what you need to breathe new life into your content strategy.
Think about how you can help others less fortunate
Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes is one of the secrets to writing truly inspiring content. You want to create pieces that inform and entertain, but you can only do so when you know who you’re trying to reach. Think about the person who you would want to be talking to in person, and then consider how your choice of words will convey the message you want to get across.
Look at yourself in the mirror and think about where you want to be One of the most important things in life is to guide yourself. It’s the act of knowing where you want to go, and it’ll set the tone for how you’re going to get there. Writing inspirational content doesn’t have to solely be a matter of telling people what they should do in certain situations. It can be as much about relaying your story so people can follow your journey. They’ll take inspiration from the twists and turns you encountered along the way, and they’ll take solace when your experiences match their own.
Some of the most engaging pieces ever written have been penned by writers who looked within themselves as they sought to better their way of life. It’s these open, honest, and frank personal discussions that allow the reader to really connect with the words on the page.
Now that you’ve seen how to find your muse, all you need to do is start putting the above hints and tips into practice. Whether you choose to focus on finding a location to write or developing your creative state of mind, is up to you. The key thing is to be honest with yourself at every turn and reflect on the quality and quantity of your work as you make changes to the way you write. One thing is for sure, your approach to writing will never be the same again.