There are authors and writers who feel the need to wait for writing inspiration to come knocking at their door in order to produce creative work.
Unfortunately, you may have a very long wait.
Writers who write all the time know that as Jack London put it, “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
Juggling multiple children’s ghostwriting clients all the time, I don’t have the luxury of waiting until some kind of inspiration takes hold of me to get the creative juices flowing. I have to create sound fiction stories that are engaging and publishable.
To get things done, I sit with my laptop and write.
To be creative, to be inspired, you need to get the words down. You need to WRITE.
You need to allow the process to unfold as you’re writing whether you’re an outliner or a pantser.
Another aspect of writing, if you’re not a skilled writer or don’t have the time, is to at least get your story ideas down.
Once you have your idea down, try to write an outline.
Where do you want the story to go? How do you picture your characters, especially your main character? How do you want your story to end?
It doesn’t have to be elaborate or even ‘good’ writing. It’s about getting your ideas out there.
So, instead of waiting for inspiration, just WRITE!
And if you have an idea, an outline, or a simple draft and don’t know how or where to go from there, you can email me or give me a call. I can help.
Whether you need editing, rewriting, or ghostwriting, let me take a look a your children’s story. Just send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Children’s Writing” in the Subject box. Or, give me a call at 347—834—6700
Let’s get your idea off the launch pad or your outline into a publishable story today!
Or, if you’d rather give it a shot and do-it-yourself, check out my book, FICTION WRITING FOR CHILDREN.