Wednesday, November 7, 2012

GUEST POST: Cindy Hogan - How do I get inspired?

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I always have to smile when new authors ask me how I get inspired. Typically, they will ask the question and then forget to wait for the answer. Instead, they forge forward telling me how they have this great idea for a book, but can't get it down on paper. They finish with asking about my muse.

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The truth is, being an author is like any other job. You HAVE to write(or do whatever it is you do at work) even when you don't feel like it. Yep, sometimes writing can be drudgery, but as an author, you have to work through it. You can't just say, I'm not feeling it today.

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How do I get through writer's block?

1. I walk and brainstorm, talking into a tape recorder

2. I watch a movie

3. I turn on music

4. I read for about an hour

However, I don't waste my whole day away. I make myself write. Sometimes I even sit and write nonsense until the real stuff comes.

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So, if you just don't feel like it-do something else creative for about one hour, then get back to work. You might be surprised at what you'll be able to create.

Thanks for inviting me Donna!

Cindy Hogan is the author of the bestselling novels, Watched and Protected. Created was just released last Thursday and is sure to be a bestseller, too. All are great romantic suspense.

   Change.                      A spy school.                 They found her

   She longs for it               A choice.                     Now she must run and

   A murder                 A destiny discovered          leave behind everything she knows,
                                                                         including herself
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1 comment:

  1. Nice post Cindy and Donna!

    Reminded me 7 Random Places to Find Inspiration:


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