Writing & Creativity

What to Write About When You Have No Ideas... Quick Writing Inspiration with Julia Cameron

March 29, 2022

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Truth or dare? 

Actually, let’s do both…

TRUTH: Each one of us — no matter our background, personality, or profession — is a creative soul.

DARE: Sit down, grab a piece of paper, and write: What should I do next? Then get quiet, allow your creative force to flow through you, and listen for the answer. 

It might sound a little out there but it WORKS.

Because if you’ve ever wondered, “Marie, what’s your secret to having so many IDEAS? Don’t you ever get blocked?” 

The answer is yes, I DO get blocked. But I also have a TON of ideas that I can access on command — thanks to a foolproof process that helps me get unstuck every time.

I wouldn’t call it my secret exactly, because over 5 million creatives (and counting) use it too:

It’s called Morning Pages —  a miraculous tool invented by Julia Cameron, bestselling author of 40+ books including her seminal work on creative unblocking, The Artist’s Way.

Chances are, you’ve either tried Morning Pages or know someone who has. But did you know it’s just one of Julia’s four core tools to unlock your creativity and unleash your most important, magnificent ideas?

On today’s MarieTV, Julia is going to show you how to use each of them. You’ll learn:

  • Why creativity is a lot like sex (hint: you don’t need to wait until you’re “in the mood”).
  • The magic of “Assigned Play” — and how to use it to refill your creative well.
  • Why you should stop trying to be brilliant and what you should do instead.
  • A simple phrase that will silence your inner critic.
  • How listing the things you love can lead to life-changing revelations.

Whatever creative endeavor might be next for you — a novel, short film, sculpture, or the most inspiring damn meeting presentation you can make — hit “play” for actionable advice you can use right now.

DIVE DEEPER: Learn how to live your most creative life and generate fresh content ideas — fast. 

Now let’s turn all of this insight — and inspiration — into action. In the comments below, let us know:

Do you have a creative project in your heart that could use some reigniting? Which one of Julia’s four strategies will you try today?

The key to creativity is showing up for yourself consistently and taking action. One way to do that is by signing up for our free 7-Day Writing Class. Through a series of quick, daily tips, I’ll guide you to write in a way that’s unmistakably “you.” Sign up at TheCopyCure.com to get your first lesson instantly.

Whatever your heart is craving to create, know this: You wouldn't have the impulse if you didn't already have the goods to make it happen. So stay open to the flow and keep going. I believe in you. 

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