We’ve all had those days whether you’re a writer, a composer, or an artist. You sit down. You got work to do. And nothing comes.
The muse has left the building and you’re badly trying to summon her back.
Well, my friend, fret not. What you need is a list.
This list will work for you whether you’re trying to compose that song that will make you famous or you’re working on the Great American Novel.
How to use this list
Here’s the trick. Actually take a pen and paper and write down the answers.
Every lyric you have, every word you write, every painting you paint, it all comes from your head. When you are uninspired, the problem revolves around the lack of communication between your brain and your medium. Your hands are the in between and once you start getting ideas to go to your hands, your inspiration will come right back.
Sound crazy? Actually, it’s not. It’s a mental block.
Try it. It’s a brain trick I’ve learned over the years. I guarantee it will work.
1. Who is the love of your life? 2. Who is the one that got away? 3. Who hurt you the most? 4. Who did you hurt the most? 5. What did you want to be when you grew up? 6. Who was your idol as a kid? 7. Who was your idol as a teen? 8. Who was your first crush? 9. Who was your first kiss? 10. Where were you when you had your first kiss? 11. What was the most painful argument you’ve ever been in? 12. Did it resolve? 13. If it resolved, how? If not, why not? 14. Who is the person who has passed on that you miss the most? 15. What would you tell them if you’re allowed one more day with them? 16. Where would you take them? 17. Why is that place so meaningful to you? 18. Whether or not you’re married, describe your dream wedding? 19. Who will you want to be there? 20. Who do you not want to be there? 21. What happens to us after we die? 22. Why is your best friend your best friend? 23. What is something your best friend knows that nobody else knows? 24. If you have unlimited money, describe your dream vacation 25. If you have unlimited money, describe your dream home
Did you notice something about this list? It’s not a simple yes or no list. I made your brain wake up.
Now, you’re ready to write, paint, or compose the next big hit!