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:
Take a walk in nature!
Visit a coffee shop.
Read a good book. Enjoy a drink while you are at it.
Take a weekend trip. Go and visit your parents or best friend.
Watch a movie or your favorite television shows.
Go dancing! Disco like it is 1976 all over again!
Have a barbecue. Make sure to ask some friends over.
Take a nap! Dream up some new plot lines.
Visit the beach, or a lake, or even your own bathtub.
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!
Categories: Writing Tips
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.