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Collecting Words, Ideas & Metaphors, Puns and Theories for Writing Inspiration



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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! Collecting Words, Ideas & Metaphors, Puns and Theories for Writing Inspiration

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! Collecting Words, Ideas & Metaphors, Puns and Theories for Writing Inspiration

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! Collecting Words, Ideas & Metaphors, Puns and Theories for Writing Inspiration

Collecting Words, Ideas & Metaphors, Puns and Theories for Writing Inspiration


I can't guarantee the popcorn though!

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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!

Mike.

Comments

JoeMilford

This is an awesome idea, and it is something I do in my writing all of the time! I like the idea of collecting all of these types of language constructs regarding one's subject and then peppering your content with these ideas, in unique ways, as you compose your pieces and articles. I would love to consider myself a wordsmith, and, like you said, as a writer, that is my job, but I think that getting all the help I can through some research can't help. Plus, I honestly have fun collecting things like this and putting them in my journal for future reference and my own continued education.



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Corzhens

One writer friend has a small notebook that contains his collections of idioms. He uses his collection when he writes stories in the local dialect. I find it very useful for a literary writer. But come to think of it, his collection can be written as an article if not an e-book because it is factual information. The collection is more of the old idiomatic expressions in our language and the more it is interesting because there is a bit of history in them.



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Martinsx1

Normally, I call this brainstorming in writing. It helps one to have every stone unturned with research when trying to write a new book and putting everything that comes to mind down immediately before one forgets. It's not easy being a writer, it's going to demand a lot of things from you and you must be willing to stress your brain and crack it up before you can pen down a piece.



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stbrians

great words create a great writer. Metaphors, idioms, puns and many other enhance language. They bring life to writing. With such makes a good writer. Vital information in this post.



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Kakashi2020

Like they say, knowledge is power. The more words, idioms, quotes, metaphors you know, the bigger and more powerful it would make your literary arsenal. This means you'll be a better writer because you can use more words than other writers.



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