Have you ever noticed that what you write is similar to what you read? For example, when I read a lot of Terry Pratchett, a lot more absurdity and eccentric details pour out of my head while I'm writing in big chunks (like for Nano). Or if I read a lot of news articles before I start writing, my writing becomes a little more formal and to the point. Or if I read memes or bad jokes, then my characters end up making an unnecessarily large number of awful puns that I later have to remove.
One day, when I have more time than I currently do, I plan to test this theory with a series specific reading and writing assignments. For now, however, I have to just assume it works because I rarely have time to do enough reading to keep up with my writing goals.
Unfortunately, today's writing session will be sponsored by:
Sometimes weird things just play in my head, over and over and over and over.
All that said, coming up with ideas and knowing how to phrase things are two different concepts, and both equally difficult for different reasons.
Are you struggling with phrasing? Try reading some of these memes. Maybe they'll help (this is mostly just wishful thinking--like all other forms of procrastination).
Are you struggling with ideas? Try XKCD's emoji 8-ball and write your whole book using nothing but emoji (also a terrible idea, but an excellent way to procrastinate).
Whatever your preferred method for procrastination (cough cough) I mean writing, there is no doubt about this: