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10 Places to Help You Find Your Muse

Do you have trouble finding writing inspiration? Are you buried in your writing and you just can’t seem to find the motivation to get through creating and typing your next page? Then you have come to the right place!

It is a well-known fact that finding writing inspiration can sometimes be hard. They call it writer’s block. Everyone suffers from this malady at one time or another. However, I have found that getting away from my work is the best thing to do. I literally have to walk away from my computer! The best ideas have come to me when I am cleaning the bathroom or taking a walk. It seems like it is non-productive, but the distance from the work itself seems to stimulate my mind.

Here are 10 places that you can go to find your own muse:

  1. Take a walk in nature!

  2. Visit a coffee shop.

  3. Read a good book. Enjoy a drink while you are at it.

  4. Take a weekend trip. Go and visit your parents or best friend.

  5. Watch a movie or your favorite television shows.

  6. Go dancing! Disco like it is 1976 all over again!

     

  7. Have a barbecue. Make sure to ask some friends over.

  8. Take a nap! Dream up some new plot lines.

  9. Visit the beach, or a lake, or even your own bathtub.

  10. Have fun and work out to your favorite music!

What am I trying to tell you? Broaden your horizons! Get out there and do something fun! In no time at all, your mind will expand and lead you on a path filled with opportunity and wonder.

And, if that fails, I will let you borrow my muse, Sugar, the Pomeranian. She is here every day, right by my side, lending me her brain power so that I can create amazing new worlds with the words I write.

What about you? What places help you find your writing inspiration?

Have a fabulous day! I’ll see you again!

 

 

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Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017.

The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family.

Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative.

When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry.

She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website colleenchesebro.com.

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        1. Sadly, no. Or maybe that is a good thing! LOL! Isn’t that funny? Back in 1976 cameras were pretty expensive. I was poor and in the military. I think I made about $600 a month. The military fed us and gave us a room in the barracks if we were single. People didn’t even take pictures then like they do now. I have no idea how I survived that era without a camera, cell phone, or computer! LOL! ❤

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          1. I know what you mean. I told my husband that I have to stay on top of technology. It is moving so fast. He is totally lost with technology. That 10 years in our age difference really makes a difference when it comes to technology. I like it all. It challenges our minds.

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          2. I can imagine that those 10 years are a big difference. Most of all if he did not have to do with computers at work anymore! If I just compare myself to my kids… that’s shocking.

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  1. Great tips, Colleen…and what a lovely fur muse you have there. Adorable. My 2 favorites are the ones that work for me. Take a nap….always wake up refreshed and with a new idea. And the best…take a walk…or just simply go outside…so much inspiration there. Thanks, and have a lovely day…I’m going out to watch the sunrise. ☺

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  2. I’ve gotten a few on the exercise bike while listening to music. Though one of my old ‘muses’ was staring at the ceiling fan and letting my mind wander. So, where do you find those red and white striped popcorn bags for home?

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    1. LOL, Charles! You always crack me up. Actually, Target has some, I believe. I usually eat it out of the microwave bag! Your ideas are great. Once again, the act of doing nothing, seems to increase our ideas. Brilliant! 💗

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  3. I love your advice and the cute pics along with each!! I especially love the dancing one! I’m experiencing a bit of writer’s block lately but I’m confident that I’ll get out of it soon! Thanks for the help and happy Thursday: ))

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    1. Sugar is a girl and we also have her sister, Spice from the same litter. ❤ They are about 11 years old now and starting to have expensive ailments. The dogs are just like their names though. They helped my husband through a rough stint of cancer some years back. I am forever indebted to their kind loyal souls. ❤

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  4. I love the avatar graphics with your points! Love it! Sometimes when I get writers block, I’ll stay away from trying to write – in my case music. Other times I’ll try switching to a new instrument to see if that changes my perspective and inspires me in a different direction.

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    1. That’s cool, Rob. Interesting how all of us creative types realize that we have to get away from the creative process in order to get a new flame lit under us! It is like the old adage about trying too hard, I think. These Bitstrips are so fun. They have been the best way to add humor to my posts. You are right about changing your perspective to gain new inspiration! I think you are totally on to something there. 😀 ❤

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    1. Olga, I like that the consensus is you have to physically remove yourself from your writing. That makes great sense. Sometimes I like to work on my crochet doilies because that uses a different part of my brain. I am still being creative, but just letting the writing part of my brain rest. Walking and exercise seem to really help. I wonder if the endorphins released by exercise help creativity?

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  5. I added this post to my Reader. My writing skills are limited to sharing my views and life experiences as a blogger. Yet, there are times when I blank out. Thank you for sharing these tips. I bookmarked for future references.

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  6. This was quite helpful. I am a new writer and have placed two short books so far on Amazon. They were my first and it was hard work. Thanks for the tips. As I work on the other books, I will used these suggestions.
    Thanks very much.

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