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Fill your creative well

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if inspiration flowed, on demand, whenever we needed it? Creativity is as essential to writing as water is to life but it doesn’t come on tap. Instead, to write, we must draw ideas from our creative well and keep refilling it so it never dries up.

The best way to top up your well is to immerse yourself with the tasks, people and places that bring you joy. Inspiration does not come through hope or wishes. It comes through action. 

‘Action is the foundational key to all success,’ Pablo Picasso once said.

Filling the well

The more you use your creative brain, the more creative it becomes. Anyone who’s been writing for some time will tell you how they cringe reading back their early work. This is because, looking back with perspective allows us to see just how much we’ve grown.

By writing often, you’ll boost your creativity, improve your craft and evolve as a writer.

Here are five simple buckets you could use to top up your creative well:

To enjoy your writing, you need to be passionate about your writing project. To be passionate, you need to feel creative. It’s a never-ending cycle so keep your well full.

About Shelley Wilson

Shelley Wilson is a British, genre-straddling author of sixteen books including motivational self-help books and young adult fantasy fiction. She has a crazy black cat called Luna and is obsessed with vampires, Tudor and Viking history as well as exploring castles


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