How to find Inspiration for writing

Dear Fellow Journalers,

It’s nearly the end of the year and the holiday season begins tomorrow. Have you ever wondered if your writing will suffer if you immerse yourself in the holiday experience? Will you have empty pages in your journal? How will you ever be inspired? Journal prompts are great but let’s put them aside for a moment and try something new:

  1. Books – I tend to read several a month. I usually write down sections of text or highlight them (if reading on my Kindle).

  2. Movies – Sometimes, while watching a movie, a character will say something so interesting that I’ll say “That would make a great blog post!” or “I have to write that in my journal!”

3. History – Great people in history can inspire you to greatness. Some of my favorite people are Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Helen Keller and George Washington. When you read the biography of someone and see the trials and successes of their life’s journey you come away with inspiration to tackle your own difficulties.

  1. Success Stories – Finding out how others who had an idea and “ran with it” inspires me to pick up my pen!

‘Til next time,



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