Sometimes we struggle as writers and we need a little help. This was one of the reasons I started writing prompts. Today, is another helpful tip for one of those moments.
Keeping the ink flowing can feel like a circus act and we wonder where we’re going to get our next novel idea. No one escapes this feeling. We all hit the wall at one point.
One way that I’ve climbed over the wall is not by changing the location in my book, but by moving my but out of that seat. You don’t don’t have to venture far. Get on a local bus or train and just exist. I had to do this the other day.
My morning started out quiet and I was able to think about characters and plots. I finally got to see the window displays downtown during my morning stroll. Holidays are the best. You find people wearing ugly sweater and blinking lights. Night time is even better. Something about holidays brings the nut out in most us. You get all kinds.
Recently, I told a friend if they get worried about some real life characters, don’t cower join in. Someone is less likely to bother you if you’re talking to yourself. Women this is a self defense mechanism in public.
So the next you can’t any inspiration go on a little adventure into the real work and come out of your hobbit hole. Hop on a bus or sit out in public and watch the world go on around you. You might find some gems for you’re next book.
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