A lot of people have a concept of what “being a writer” would be like, and they envision someone who is able to sit in a comfortable room all day and do no work at all – but if you have ever made an effort yourself to start writing, you have surely realized that there is a bit more to writing than this, and one of the toughest things of all (through all the mental olympics a writer’s mind must endure) is constantly coming up with ideas!The first thing you should make sure you are doing, in order to come up with ideas as a writer, is sitting down on a daily basis to write, even when you do not feel like it; if you are just starting out as a writer, you surely have another job or other responsibilities in addition to writing, but this discipline of making writing of tantamount importance and of sitting down daily will go a long way in helping your ideas flow freely. Spending time around people is another great tool when it comes to developing ideas as a writer; many writers end up finding themselves closed off from the world, existing more in their imagination than they exist in real life, but when you take the time to be around people – watching them and allowing them to inspire you – you will grow to understand them more and more, and you will be able to write about them more and more freely. @@ADSENSE@@. And lastly, one thing that is especially tough when it comes to coming up with ideas as a writer, but that is certainly among the most important, is that you learn to allow ideas to come to you; many people make the mistake of trying to force ideas, without realizing that sometimes the best ideas will come to you when you simply let go and allow them to saturate your mind. There is no “formula” for coming up with ideas as a writer (just as there is no formula for the act of writing itself!), but when you follow these tips, you will put yourself in a much better position to constantly come up with ideas as a writer. @@ADSENSE@@.