Since I’ve started writing I have discovered I can’t wait for inspiration. I used to imagine writers getting constant eureka moments then rushing off to a computer to run of a book. I have had one or two of those but mostly had to do it the less glamorous way.
Over time when I needed to know where to go with a character, scene, line of dialogue or even one word to describe a feeling I have had to force it out of myself. Another better way to put it is too might I have to find my own inspiration. I have discovered a few tricks for doing this;
Walk the dog.
Play with my wand. Not a euphemism! I have two, my favourite is Dumbledore’s but sometimes I use Snape’s.
Stare out of the window.
Read a random blog post
Write with my Quill (doing that now, well not now but when I was writing this draft).
If I get really stuck I go and play a computer game.
What do you do?