Now that you have been able to identify what kind of writing work you have to do, you may want to get some ideas. Writers are usually multi-tasking and this could affect your ideas. This is usually a major headache that eventually ends with complaints about writer’s block. I have written for more than Five (5) different platforms all at once and been able to create unique content for each platform, having their specific audience in mind. Here are some of the methods I use to boost my creativity while multi-tasking:

No. 1. Social posts:

It’s quite useful for writers to understand how to create engaging opinions on social media. These interactions usually create interesting conversations that are ripe for harvesting. You can hardly run out of ideas if your social posts are heavily engaged with discussions and questions

No. 2. News Pages:

The Facebook feature allows you to follow pages and put some on “See First.” If you want to consistently produce quality content then you have to be seeing and reading from platforms that are creating the kind of content you want to be writing. This method has helped me with learning how great blog titles are crafted. You learn a lot by looking at how news pages craft their stories and how they get your attention.

No. 3. Journals and literary Magazines:

On my facebook feed I have subscribed to “The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Thought Catalog and lots more.” These journals and lifestyle blogs keep me constantly supplied with story ideas and they also help me to see how writing is done by these peculiar platforms for their own audience.

No. 4. Communities:

I am a part of a number of writing communities and this is always a great source of inspiration. Sometimes people share what they have been reading or even you participate in writing challenges and that’s all you need for you to get your pen rolling. we do this a lot in the cfwriterz facebook community.

No. 5. Talk to People:

I had to deliver two articles to a blog I work with, I was not feeling good. But writing jobs don’t care about how you feel, they are particular about deadlines and it’s never good for a writer to keep missing those. The method I used to resolve this problem was to ask my friend questions about the idea I had in mind and I was able to flesh up my writing from the conversation.


PS: this is an excerpt of writing lessons from “Write Heart” an ebook published on this platform and written by Damilola Jonathan O.