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.
Kellie Sheridan talks about the reader/blogger wish list on Twitter and how you can use it to inspire your writing.
Rachel Sargeant gives ten writing prompts to jog your creativity!
Rachel Sargeant share ten writing prompts to get your creative juices flowing.
Meghan Jashinsky shares three less-discussed, super-effective ways to get inspired.
E. Latimer talks about the songs she listens to to get pumped despite rejections.
Kellie Sheridan challenges you to say yes to new experiences!
E. Latimer talks about the importance of trying a change of scenery to jump start your inspiration.
Kellie Sheridan talks about the importance of changing up your typical routine.
E. Latimer talks about the time sucks that keep you from inspiration and how to avoid those distractions.
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!
Meghan Jashinsky tests some of the things that she’s said in the past inspire her, to see if they actually work!
Erica Crouch wants you to keep your chin up and keep moving forward, even when you don’t reach your goals.
Erica Crouch shows off her writing notebooks so you can see how she keeps up with her ideas.
E. Latimer talks about using inspiration to combat all of the waiting you have to do in publishing.
Kellie Sheridan challenges you to choose one thing to do that will help you get inspired this summer.
E. Latimer talks about how to make yourself feel inspired.
Kellie Sheridan goes outside to try and get inspired–and it doesn’t go too well…
Helen Powers–author and vlogger–talks about finding that one song to inspire your manuscript.
Meghan Jashinsky tried to write as many words as she possibly could in 48 hours. Here’s how it went.
Kellie Sheridan talks about the gloriousness that is her Alphasmart Neo 2.
E. Latimer talks about inspiration, and why you should let it strike three times.
Emma Gisclair talks about the importance of letting an idea sit, and not forcing it into something you don’t want it to be.
E. Latimer talks about making a collage of your goals.
Calyn Morgan talks about new year optimism and one word resolutions.
E. Latimer talks about how to promote those nighttime strokes of genius.
Calyn Morgan uses her art journaling skills as an analogy for perseverance in writing and art.
Erica Crouch talks about inspiration boards and utilizing pinterest in your writing.
Calyn Morgan talks about a guilt free procrastination technique–pro[create]stination.
E. Latimer talks about how reading books can inspire new ideas for you (in a non-plagiarism-y way 🙂 ).
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!
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.
Emma Gisclair talks about making sure you get inspired while traveling.
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.
E. Latimer talks about how the urge to “just check in” on your social media accounts can be harmful to your inspiration.
Erica Crouch talks about using inspiring soundscapes to help with her writing.
Kellie Sheridan talks about inspiration that comes from a new year and a fresh start.
Erica Crouch wants you to step away from the computer and go experience life!
Emma Gisclair talks about taking necessary breaks so that you don’t get burned out.
Desiraye Williams talks about how telling friends (even non-writing friends) about your book can inspire you.
Christine–author and creator of the Better Novel Project–talks about dissecting books to see what makes them work, and how she does that on her website!
Emma Gisclair talks about the importance of actually going outside once in a while.
Emma Gisclair talks about making sure we get inspiration from real-life people and not only from other artists’ portrayals of people.
Emma Gisclair talks about how you can capture real life as it is happening so that you can write it well later on.
Emma gisclair thinks you should try something new to help get your creative juices flowing!
Kellie Sheridan offers up a list of her twelve go-to inspiration techniques.
Calyn Morgan talks about instant inspiration vs. personal inspiration and the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine.
E. Latimer talks about how we as writers use real-life experiences to gain inspiration and inform our writing.
E. Latimer talks about getting inspired when you’re on vacation and can’t really sit down and write.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about a great method to get new ideas when writing horror or other scary things.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about what you can do when there aren’t new WordNerds videos being posted.
Emma Gisclair talks about how all these different methods of inspiration are great, but they are no substitute for actually writing.
Emma Gisclair talks about different kinds of inspiration and what inspires us to be writers.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about how she uses white boards for extra inspiration throughout the writing process.
Kellie Sheridan shares five writing prompts to help inspire you to write.
Calyn Morgan asks for advice on how to be productive during the holidays.
Rachel Sargeant talks about how post-NaNo is the PERFECT time to fall prey to shiny new idea syndrome.
Meghan Jashinsky shares some writing prompts to get your creative juices flowing.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about how to write an author mission statement and how doing so can inspire you to get work done.
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!