Every pet writer struggles with thinking of interesting and thought provoking topics. Sometimes it can seem like with each new writing piece, more creativity has been spent, depleting the thought tank of creative writing. However, instead of thinking of the think tank as a finite vessel from which information is drawn never to be replenished, the below brainstorms will not only re-fill your vessel, but also help to conserve and recycle your energy of ideas.
Re-ignite the Meow in Your Muse
If your cat is your muse and you are uninspired by your feline friend, jot down a list of eight to ten things that you love about Fluffy. For example, being playful, affectionate, giving unconditional love, and independent might be a some characteristics you like about your cat. From this list ask yourself the question “how can I make Fluffy more… ” and insert the word playful. You now have a theme for your next blog post. The title could be “Five New Products that Your Cat is Sure to Love During Playtime” or “These Five DIY Toys will Help Your Cat Become More Playful”. You get the idea! Your muse can stimulate a wealth of new topics and themes; simply list all the kitty’s positive traits that make you smile.
Jump Start the Wagging Tail
If your dog is your inspiration by you haven’t been too inspired lately try opening up your mind to a new perspective by focusing on all the things that makes your dog’s tail wag. List them out on paper and try to think of everything. Your list will probably include the obvious like, his new bone, and your list might also include more subtle ones like, baby talking to him. Now that you have your list, ideas will probably start jumping out at you. For instance, baby talking to your dog, could be a theme and the title could be “Five Ways to Calm Your Canine During a Thunderstorm” or perhaps the theme of introducing your dog to your new baby. Once you get the hang of it, your idea vessel will be overflowing with new dog topics!
Word Pet Game
This is a great brainstorming game that can be done by yourself or with a friend. Start the game with the name of your pet. Let say your pet’s name is Sebastian. Now take the last letter of the name Sebastian and think two words that starts with the letter n such as nutrition and nighttime. Now two words with n and e such as nostalgia and Europe, apples and elephants. Before you know it, your mind should be subconsciously creating topics, and if they come to your conscious write them down on another page of your journal. Your list of themes will naturally grow and you will even start to think of unique, catchy titles. Perhaps, “Five European Poets Who Were Inspired by their Cats” or “Is it Possible for Your Cat to be on a Nutritious Vegan Diet?” I suggest trying this game in a few locations. Brainstorm in the comfort of your own home office but also at the dog park, the coffee shop and even the library. Keep a journal and take it with you throughout the day.
Brainstorming is a wonderful way to stay creative. With each new brainstorming activity, new ideas will emerge. Every time you write another piece for your blog, article for a magazine or press release for your services, ideas will start doubling and your vessels of creative thoughts will multiply. This thoughtful approach will help carry you on an infinite pet writing journey.