Dr. Seuss: Finding Inspiration for Your Writing

You may love writing so much that you do it every single day, but time will come when you need inspiration to help spin the ideas in your head. Even great writers need a bit of push to stay inspired every single day. Luckily, ideas are found everywhere. You won’t need to fly around half of the globe to look for an inspiration for your writing. You can get awesome ideas for your next novel or audiobook from blogs, books, daily conversation, and yes—even from children’s book. There may be a number of children’s book writers in the industry, but there aren’t many like Dr. Seuss out there.

There’s no shame in being creatively constipated. After all, writing isn’t an easy endeavor. It needs the right amount of energy, motivation and the right kind of ideas. Don’t worry too much. You will get to finish your work. If you need a little help in getting there, Dr. Seuss has some words of wisdom that will help set you on the right path.
“With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.”

Frustration often leaves you desperate. When you’re running low on ideas, taking inspiration from someone else’s work might be easier than creating something on your own. However—if you are desperate to establish a name for yourself—don’t go for plagiarism.

Reading can help you with your writing. It stimulates creativity and allows you to generate new ideas. So, you should read to formulate new ideas, not to steal from other people’s visions.
“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”
Even the mundane things in life can be potential materials for your next book. Pay attention to the slightest details of your day. Your next story might come from your kid’s play date, your brother’s terrible morning, that ever-so-happy barista from your favorite coffee shop, or it could even be about your mailman. Simple details, which are often overlooked, can make your books more realistic.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Reading different books will allow you to understand the importance of various elements that make a story come to life. Eventually, you will come to understand how the elements can make a book truly wonderful, mediocre, or downright terrible. You will understand what it takes to build a lifelike character, and the importance of tone, voice, etc. Ultimately, reading will make you realize what it takes to be a great writer.
“If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.”
The key to being productive is being in the right mood. Frustration, along with a negative mind, won’t get you to work faster or better. If you are exhausted, drop what you’re doing, go out, and have some fun. There’s nothing wrong with taking a little break.  A day of rest and relaxation will give you a fresh perspective towards your work.
“Think and wonder. Wonder and think.”
Stop looking far and wide. Sometimes, the inspiration you seek lies within yourself. You’ve got tons of ideas stored inside your head. All you’ve got to do is extract them. Find a minute to focus on your story. First, ask yourself, “What do I want to write about?”

Picture out your characters and the story that you want. Before you start writing, you can brainstorm, outline, or create a storyboard. This will allow you to assemble your work, one part at a time. This way, your ideas won’t overwhelm you.
“It’s opener there in the wide, open air.”
The thing about commercialized fiction is that it’s built to cater to the interests of the readers. Instead of bringing something new to the table, the writers would often go with what the audience wants. Endless rehashing of popular reads won’t get you to top the charts. If writers are continuously producing books that are more or less the same, readers would crave for something new. So, don’t be scared to be different. This one of a kind book might just be what readers are looking for.

Dr. Seuss is one of the most celebrated writers, to say the least. Dr. Seuss is known for his poignant yet simple rhymes. He has written and published over forty books, most of which have been turned into films, studied in classrooms, and have continued in inspire thousands of writers everywhere. Get inspiration from Dr. Seuss and good luck on your next best seller!

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