Step Into Their Shoes

by Kendra
(U.S.)

When you're alone, or outside, talk to yourself. Start an imaginary conversation. Yes, with yourself.

When I'm sitting outside with no creativity at all, I'll begin to speak to myself senselessly and end up putting meat into an idea I've had in the back of my mind for a long time or even just a brand new, amazing idea.

It can start with anything! It may be weird, but it helps. Pretend to be looking at something from another character's view! You know how in shows they have an echoing voice that resonates thoughts? Speak out loud to yourself and pretend it's their thoughts.

Soon you'll have pages full of ideas that came from imaginary conversations. You can do this a lot if you have no motivation for what you're writing at that precise moment. Don't ever do it for past situations if you want to keep them the way they are! You'll want to go back and change them!

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