When it comes to writing a book, most people would agree that inspiration is a key ingredient. Yet inspiration alone is not enough. The sparks of inspiration need to be fanned into the flames of action for creative potential to manifest both on the page and in the world.
Inspiration is the first stage in the creative process. Writers who know their sources of inspiration and immerse themselves regularly in situations that are rich with potential never run out of ideas for their writing.
As the creative wheel turns, inspiration flows naturally into the realm of imagination where detail is added. Here the original impulse expands, and new, often unexpected possibilities unfold.
Yet without appropriate action, all of this remains as creative potential. Inspiration needs action to manifest its full spectrum of colours for everyone to benefit from and enjoy.
Writers need to understand that this creative dynamic applies to every stage of writing a book and becoming a successful published author – whatever form that takes and whatever definition of “success” is appropriate to you.
Inspiration and action combine for your words to meet the page and for connections to be made directly with your readership through your platform-building activities.
Obvious though this may be to some, understanding and applying what you know to your own situation each and every day takes real focus and commitment.
So here are 3 tips to support you to combine inspiration and action, with the emphasis on “taking action”!
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