Go after inspiration with a club

How to find inspiration to write

 “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

 – Jack London

Too often writers sit in their local coffee shop waiting for the lightning bolt of inspiration to hit them. But, you need to heed London’s advice and take charge of your inspiration. Whether it’s signing up for a new experience (geo-caching, for example) or just changing up your writing area, you need to be actively searching for inspiration. London was famous for finding inspiration from the simplest items, such as newspaper clippings. You might not churn out material at the rate London did, but you can ensure you have plenty of information and experiences to drawn on.  

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“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London Click to tweet

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We’d love to hear from you! How do you go after inspiration with a club?
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