Seeking Inspiration

Jack London said that you have to go after inspiration with a club. Here you’ll find the WordNerds’ videos on actively seeking out inspiration. To watch all of our videos on seeking inspiration, use the embedded playlist. To find a specific video about finding inspiration, use the list below or the search bar.

#RBWL

Kellie Sheridan talks about the reader/blogger wish list on Twitter and how you can use it to inspire your writing.

10 Rad Writing Prompts Rachel Found on her Computer

Rachel Sargeant share ten writing prompts to get your creative juices flowing.

3 Unique Ways to Get Inspired

Meghan Jashinsky shares three less-discussed, super-effective ways to get inspired.

5 SONGS TO THROAT PUNCH REJECTION TO

E. Latimer talks about the songs she listens to to get pumped despite rejections.

Challenge Yourself!

Kellie Sheridan challenges you to say yes to new experiences!

Change of Scenery

E. Latimer talks about the importance of trying a change of scenery to jump start your inspiration.

Change Up Your Routine?

Kellie Sheridan talks about the importance of changing up your typical routine.

Distractions

E. Latimer talks about the time sucks that keep you from inspiration and how to avoid those distractions.

Distractions Are Good??

Desiraye Williams talks about how–in the right situation–distractions can be good for your writing career. Then she gives a few examples of this and leaves in some bloopers!

Does It Inspire? (EXPERIMENT)

Meghan Jashinsky tests some of the things that she’s said in the past inspire her, to see if they actually work!

Don’t Get Discouraged

Erica Crouch wants you to keep your chin up and keep moving forward, even when you don’t reach your goals.

Erica’s Writing Notebooks

Erica Crouch shows off her writing notebooks so you can see how she keeps up with her ideas.

Fighting Back with Inspiration

E. Latimer talks about using inspiration to combat all of the waiting you have to do in publishing.

Going After Inspiration

E. Latimer talks about how to make yourself feel inspired.

Going Outdoors!

Kellie Sheridan goes outside to try and get inspired–and it doesn’t go too well…

Helen Powers: Find Your Song!

Helen Powers–author and vlogger–talks about finding that one song to inspire your manuscript.

Kellie’s New Favorite Writing Tool!

Kellie Sheridan talks about the gloriousness that is her Alphasmart Neo 2.

Let Inspiration Strike

E. Latimer talks about inspiration, and why you should let it strike three times.

Let It Simmer

Emma Gisclair talks about the importance of letting an idea sit, and not forcing it into something you don’t want it to be.

Making a Vision Board

E. Latimer talks about making a collage of your goals.

New Year Optimism

Calyn Morgan talks about new year optimism and one word resolutions.

Nighttime Inspiration

E. Latimer talks about how to promote those nighttime strokes of genius.

Perseverance in Art

Calyn Morgan uses her art journaling skills as an analogy for perseverance in writing and art.

Pinterest

Erica Crouch talks about inspiration boards and utilizing pinterest in your writing.

Pinterest for Writers!

Desiraye Williams gives a pinterest tutorial for those interested in utilizing pinterest for inspiration, but not sure how to operate it.

Procrastination for the Creative Type

Calyn Morgan talks about a guilt free procrastination technique–pro[create]stination.

Reading Fuels Inspiration

E. Latimer talks about how reading books can inspire new ideas for you (in a non-plagiarism-y way 🙂 ).

Researching Other Authors

Kellie Sheridan encourages you to ask yourself what author you’d most like your career to imitate as your author life “grows up.” Use that to fuel your research!

Resolutions Turned Into Inspiration

Meghan Jashinsky discusses ways to make sure you stick to your New year’s resolutions, and how you can use those goals as inspiration in your writing/reading life.

Road Trip Survival Kit

Emma Gisclair talks about making sure you get inspired while traveling.

SETTING MY INSECURITIES ON FIRE

Meghan Jashinsky writes down/shares 7 of her writing-related insecurities, sets them on fire, and talks about the importance of focusing on your writing “securities” rather than insecurities.

Social Networking Distractions

E. Latimer talks about how the urge to “just check in” on your social media accounts can be harmful to your inspiration.

Soundscapes on Ambient-Mixer.com

Erica Crouch talks about using inspiring soundscapes to help with her writing.

Starting Fresh for 2014

Kellie Sheridan talks about inspiration that comes from a new year and a fresh start.

STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER

Erica Crouch wants you to step away from the computer and go experience life!

Taking an Inspiring Break

Emma Gisclair talks about taking necessary breaks so that you don’t get burned out.

Tell People About Your Story!

Desiraye Williams talks about how telling friends (even non-writing friends) about your book can inspire you.

The Great Outdoors

Emma Gisclair talks about the importance of actually going outside once in a while.

The Importance of People Watching

Emma Gisclair talks about making sure we get inspiration from real-life people and not only from other artists’ portrayals of people.

The Writer’s Sketchbook

Emma Gisclair talks about how you can capture real life as it is happening so that you can write it well later on.

Try Something New

Emma gisclair thinks you should try something new to help get your creative juices flowing!

Twelve Ways to Get Inspired

Kellie Sheridan offers up a list of her twelve go-to inspiration techniques.

Two Types of Inspiration

Calyn Morgan talks about instant inspiration vs. personal inspiration and the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine.

Using Real Life in Stories

E. Latimer talks about how we as writers use real-life experiences to gain inspiration and inform our writing.

Vacation Inspiration

E. Latimer talks about getting inspired when you’re on vacation and can’t really sit down and write.

What Scares You?

Meghan Jashinsky talks about a great method to get new ideas when writing horror or other scary things.

What to Do While the WordNerds are on Hiatus

Meghan Jashinsky talks about what you can do when there aren’t new WordNerds videos being posted.

When Inspiration Turns Into Procrastination

Emma Gisclair talks about how all these different methods of inspiration are great, but they are no substitute for actually writing.

Why Do You Write?

Emma Gisclair talks about different kinds of inspiration and what inspires us to be writers.

Write-Ins, News, and Writing Prompts

Kellie Sheridan shares five writing prompts to help inspire you to write.

Writing & The Holidays

Calyn Morgan asks for advice on how to be productive during the holidays.

Writing Again After Nano & Falling Prey to SNIS

Rachel Sargeant talks about how post-NaNo is the PERFECT time to fall prey to shiny new idea syndrome.

Writing Prompts

Meghan Jashinsky shares some writing prompts to get your creative juices flowing.

Your Writing Mission Statement

Meghan Jashinsky talks about how to write an author mission statement and how doing so can inspire you to get work done.

Yudron Wangmo: Going on an Adventure!

Yudron Wangmo–author of the Cycle of the Sky series–takes you with her as she visits the setting of her newest book. She walks you through her research, and how she uses travel to inform her writing!