7 Ways to Stay Inspired Throughout Your Writing Career

Flynn Hannan
Writers Republic
Published in
4 min readJan 17


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As a writer, it is important that you stay inspired throughout the writing process. This is especially true if you have been writing for a long period of time.

The longer you have been writing as a writer, the more chances there are that you will lose your motivation to write. Don’t fret, though. You could still stay motivated to write. You just need a set strategy on how to stay inspired as a writer.

Here are some key tips on how to do this.

1. Read new content every day

If you want to stay inspired throughout your writing career, it is very important that you read new content on a daily basis. While your ideas for your content should come from you, this does not mean that you can’t get inspiration from other written works.

The content you read is not limited to just novels or short stories. You could also read articles from various sources. A poem or two also counts as new content. Overall, the more content you read, the more likely you will be to stay motivated as a writer.

2. Watch movies and TV shows

Another way you could stay inspired as a writer is to watch movies and television. While you should not watch movies and television in excess, there is a certain beauty in the spectacle of cinema. Remember that there is no set source of writing inspiration, and you could definitely get inspired by movies and TV shows. So sit back and enjoy a documentary or soap opera that you like.

3. Enjoy nature

When it comes to staying inspired to write, you could never go wrong with taking a quick stroll through nature. Remember that nature is one of the free pleasures in life. The blueness of the sky, the fragrance of the earth, and the beautiful chirping of birds are just some of the many joys that nature has to offer. So go out into the wide world and enjoy the beauty of the natural world. You’ll be surprised at how refreshed and inspired you will be to write.

4. Observe other people

If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed during the writing process, it is a good idea to go to a café or a park and just sit down. Once you get comfortable, try to look around and observe the people around you. Take the time to check out their clothes, movements, and expressions. You should also be observant about their activities.

What do the people around you do? What do they do for hours on end? A spark of inspiration may begin by observing those around you. Just don’t stare directly. Remember, staring is rude.

5. Take up various hobbies

Aside from writing, you should also take up other hobbies. Remember that you should not only consider writing your only endeavor. You should also spread out your interests. If you only focus on being a writer, you may get bored with the process and lose interest in the long run. By taking up various hobbies, you will be able to give yourself a break. You will also learn new things that you will be able to use in your writing.

6. Have fulfilling conversations

When it comes to staying inspired throughout your writing career, it is always a good idea to have fulfilling conversations with a lot of people. Remember that fulfilling conversations are not only enjoyable; they are also very potent sources to get inspiration from. Just remember that you should have truly meaningful conversations. So you should not limit your topics. Talk about whatever comes to your mind, and be open about your opinions. You should also not really care how long the conversations last. The conversation could last for thirty minutes or even five hours. What’s important is that you enjoy yourself. Just remember that you should keep the conversation respectful as well.

7. Don’t force yourself to write

Although you should be consistent during your writing sessions, it is important that you don’t force yourself to write. If you force yourself to write, it will feel like a chore or an obligation. If you are going to write, you will need to enjoy it. So if you feel a bit burnt out and tired, don’t hesitate to take a short break. This will enable you to rest your mind. Who knows? You may find a source of inspiration while taking a break.


If you are going to become a better writer, it is important that you know how to stay inspired. If you don’t know how to stay inspired, you may lose your writing motivation in the long run. With these tips, you’ll be able to stay inspired for years to come.

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Flynn Hannan
Writers Republic

Bibliophile , Senior Indie Editor at Writers Republic