Often times I beguile inspiration by walking the factory floor. Casually and thoughtfully perusing the latest additions to my idea inventory, having faith that something will stand up and beg to be written.
But that approach doesn’t work every time. Sometimes I stare at the screen for an hour and realize, I have nothing to say right now.
In those empty moments, I try inverting the process. I switch gears from perusing to plowing. And I start asking myself strategic questions. Specifically, about the events of yesterday.
What problems did I notice in the world? What did I see that wasn’t okay with me? What happened that offended my sense of order? Whom did I badly want to call bullshit on?
These moments are rich veins to mine for creative inspiration. They’re emotional and immediate and interesting and personal. And when I turn to them, I never fail to lock into something that’s worth writing about.
In fact, this process is so useful that I created a software program that asks the questions for you. Leverage Junkie is a conditional web application that helps you increase the rate of return on any experience.
Perfect for anybody who’s convinced they have nothing left to say.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
What’s your system for producing when you don’t feel like it?
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