I'd be the first to admit to a lack of inspiration when I sit down to write at times, but it's happened so often now that I know if I start writing then something will emerge. It might not be a poem, or even the seeds of a poem, only a few raggedy pages, but inevitably I leave that writing session feeling better than when I started because it feels like it might be the beginning of something. Even if it's only the beginning of getting back into the practice of writing. So if you're feeling uninspired, or need to trick yourself into writing, or need a kickstart in a different direction, choose one of the following phrases/titles/lines (chosen at random from books on my desk right now)... and just start!
- we aren't supposed to know
- The Regulars
- peeling an apple
- not enough attention is paid to the hanging process
- Directions for Breeding Women
As I need my own kickstart at the moment, I'll join you in this one and post what I end up with.
Haven't you started yet?