Musings

Finding Inspiration

It’s a funny thing, inspiration. So often, it seems like some elusive magical feeling that grants us its presence every now and then, whereas its absence makes us lethargic and the world uninteresting. Which is understandable. We connect feeling inspired with the dopamine rush of motivation we get after an idea pops into our heads. We are intrigued. We follow the idea. We ask questions. New ideas pop up. It’s all coming together! We are…

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Writing craft

Writing Prompts: Dialogue Edition

Dialogues can be great idea starters. There is a cool exercise you can do if you ever wish to find some story inspiration. You take a walk, maybe sit down in a cafe, ride a bus… Basically, go anywhere with a lot of people conversing. Then just listen to the fragments of their conversations. Write them down. This can be great practice for writing dialogue (but we will return to this in some later post),…

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