I am a professional writer. By professional I mean I earn a living from wiring. Since I make money from writing, I have to write regularly. Currently, I publish three articles (400 words plus) on Blogbourne every day, and 2-3 online articles (1000 words plus) on various sites and 1 newspaper article (800 words plus) every week.
My loyal readers, friends and followers time and again ask me the same question:
- How do you find time to write?
- How can you be so prolific?
- How ideas come to you?
The secret lies in two points:
- I never have dearth of ideas
- I am very active on the websites where I work
I can make a post out of anything. Just now, my right eye twitched. I can write a post explaining why eye twitches. If I don’t know why eye twitches I can find it on google. I see a small ant carrying a sugar particle. I can make a post giving in details how an ant found a sugar particle and carried it to its hole.
Actually, answers to the aforementioned questions are very simple.
Keeping Your Sense Organs Wide Open
I have enough time to write because I am a fulltime writer. I have nothing to do except write, rewrite and edit written work.
You can call me prolific. I am able to write regularly and produce many works because I read, read and read.
Ideas come to me easily because I keep my sense organs wide are open. I eyes see ideas, my ears hear ideas, my nose smell idea, my mouth taste ideas and my skin feels idea.
Looking for Ideas: Get Idea
Every piece of writing, whether it is a short haiku-poem or a novel, begins with an idea. Every written piece contains an idea. As a professional writer, or a writer writing regularly, we need ideas for our poems, stories, essays, articles, contents, posts etc. You get ideas from the events happing around you, incidents you happen to be a part of, people you meet and talk; from news and entertainments you get from the media (TV/Newspaper/Radio/Internet).
In the beginning, an idea appears like a spark, it is you who has to give air to make it a fire. You have to brood on the idea and make a good use of the idea. If you don’t store your idea in written form, your ideas are easily forgotten. However, it is also true that you forget the ideas that are uninteresting.