Writing an article doesn't neccessary mean putting down thoughts into words then typing it. You need to interest and intrigue readers to read your article.
For getting your message across, you really need to attract the attention of the reader, arouse their curiosity and most importantly, maintain their interest.
The most important factor in writing an article is an endless flow of creativity.
Creativity may come natural to some people, most just get into a mental block whenever they try to start writing an article. It just seems impossible to get their creative juices flowing when they most need it.
Turning words into images in the reader's mind is an art. A clear and crisp depiction requires a certain flair that only creativity can provide. The use of similes and metaphors in articles can help a lot and should be used when possible.
What do you have to do when nothing comes to mind?
There is no one surefire way that turns you into a great writer but there are easy ways to get your creative juices flowing.
No one can guarantee you of having the perfect mindset but many methods may aid you in achieving that state of mind. Here are five easy ways for that.
1. Always have a note book or journal with you to take note. With modern technolgy, a PDA or pocket PC is great for this purpose too. Ideas can be triggered by anything that happens around you. Your senses would be your radar in finding great ideas. Record them down in the form of notes and keep it with you for future reference. You may also consider noting down anything that you have read or heard. someone else's ideas could possibly be used to develop or spawn off your own ideas and this is not stealing.
Keep in mind that ideas and creativity can come from just about anywhere; it's the development of the idea that makes it unique.
2. Take time to relax. A confused mind cannot possibly come up with new ideas. Having a clear mind is important for creativity to flow efficiently and effectively.
Get rid of all distractions that can possibly hinder your creativity. You cannot force your mind to stay focused if your mind is bothered or troubled by something else.
Try to relax every time that you can and think about your experiences and interactions with others. Your experiences are what shape your mindset and your opinions which could be reflected on your writings. Try to discover yourself, find out what triggers your emotions. Discover what inspires you and what ticks you off. You can use these emotions to help you in expressing yourself and your ideas, with this you can grow creatively.
3. Create a working place that inspires your creativity. Your working place can be quite a hindrance if it doesn't make you feel happy or relaxed. Creativity comes from being in a good state of mind and a messed up workplace that causes distraction won't be conducive in firing up your creative flow.
Surround your working place with objects that makes you happy and relaxed. Putting up pictures, or scents, objects that inspire can get your creativeness cranking. A clean and well organized workplace also rids of distractions and unwanted hindrances.
4. Set the mood. Setting the mood requires you to just go with the moment or to induce your self to feeling what makes your mind works best. Finding out what makes you tick could help you find ways to get your creative juices flowing.
There are many ways to set the mood. Some like some mood music while others let the lighting of the environment create the mood.
5. Going on a getaway or just do something out of the ordinary. Letting yourself go and have fun produces adrenaline that can make your imagination go wild.
Any activity that is unusual from your daily routine can take the rut out of your schedule.
In no time at all, your creativeness will make use of that experience and get your imagination to go on overdrive.
Jo Han Mok is a frequent guest and featured speaker at Internet Marketing bootcamps and conferences on subjects such as copywriting and Joint Venture Marketing. Visit his website to find out how he can help you turn mere words into cash!