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Collecting Words, Ideas & Metaphors, Puns and Theories for Writing Inspiration
10+ Ways to Find Inspiration for Writing: Collecting Words, Ideas & Metaphors, Puns and Theories
What is collecting words, ideas, metaphors and puns and why and how can it help me to become a writer, author or freelancer writer or even a better one at that? Again, that's another great question oh wise student and I'm glad you asked because that will be the subject matter and focus of today's class for 10+ Ways to Find Inspiration for Writing: Collecting Words, Ideas & Metaphors.
Collecting Words, Ideas, Metaphors, Theories, Puns etc for Writing Inspiration.
So, as a writer, you're basically a wordsmith. Now, it helps if you're someone that's good with words, someone that has a way with words. Someone that has the gift of the gab even as they say. But you don't have to be a real life super silver tongued person to be a super great writer or author or freelance writer!
And no writer, although experienced and educated, knows EVERYTHING about words and writing. Everyone is on their own learning path when it comes to using words and actually writing them. There's been people that didn't discover they could write and had a talent for it until very late in life and that's tragic as well as epic.
But as a writer, you'll need to be able to come up with all sorts, kinds and types of words for the articles, reports, stories or books etc that you're writing. And if you're trying to stick to writing about one thing, or even multiple things, it's best to collect words, ideas and metaphors or even puns etc about that niche.
That could be power words for that niche. Like the main keywords you are targeting with your site or hoping to rank for with your blog or something. Words that people within that niche use. And by collecting them I literally mean building a list of of those power words, those ideas and metaphors and puns etc upon it.
Okay so let's say you are writing about jellied eels. I'll never eat one I swear down. But if I was writing about it, I would find out words about them that people use, things people talk about about them to find ideas from it for inspiration and any metaphors, theories or funny puns about them.
Now then, the more you do this, the more words you'll collect that are relevant to that niche, (that could even be #hashtags by the way) the more you add, the more a go-to resource pool of sorts you'll have in which to go to to find ideas and inspiration to write about that subject.
Just cover the things and words you've found and the ideas you've gained for article from everything you find by researching that matter by scratching beneath the surface and going deep. And by doing so, this can go on to be a very good tool in your war chest. And ever good writer has lots of things like this in theirs!
Okay and that's basically a quick lesson on 10+ Ways to Find Inspiration for Writing: Collecting Words, Ideas & Metaphors, Puns and Theories.
I hope you've learned something from this and it's given you some ideas and a new perspective even. Just a tip from me for the guy in the cafe!
In the next part of this series, in the next lesson, it will be much more relaxed and bring your movie hat because we'll be making better use of Movie Time!
And I'll explain why and how movies can help you come up with inspiration for writing!
I can't guarantee the popcorn though!
Remember - cookies are always welcomed.
Your Optional Homework Until Then:
- Research something you are passionate about and put together a list of words, keywords, ideas, metaphors, theories or puns etc about it.
- Put together a list of sorted power words, metaphors, theories, ideas or puns etc into separate lists.
- Try to write an article or report or story or something from everything you've found.
Do you ever put together keyword / word lists like these for ideas and inspiration?
Cheers and see you in the next lesson!