I've done my best to eliminate the need for inspiration when it comes to sitting down to work. If I waited for the muse to speak before starting, I would never get anything done. So I've done everything I could to cold start my creativity without relying on inspiration. But sometimes it feels like the tank is just empty, and there's simply nothing inside to draw upon. So sometimes a little more help is needed to get things going.
Jon Morrow from Copyblogger has a few suggestions of ways to get that extra help. He's coming from a blogger's point of view, but I think the suggestions can apply to any creative person who's having trouble getting started.
For us, inspiration isn’t optional; it’s the force that drags us to the computer and tells us it’s time to say something that changes the world. Somehow, you have to find it, and you have to keep finding it for as long as you have a blog.
No, it’s not easy, but it is possible. Here are 10 tricks that have worked for me...