Ever feel uninspired and stuck and the task of writing is no longer a pleasure but a chore? This exercise is just for you.
This is it:
Go somewhere new to write
That’s it. That’s all there is. We are creatures of habit and it is all too easy to sit down at the same desk in the same room and try to write the same thing. While having a regular writing habit is one of the best ways of ensuring that the work will continue to move forward, every once in a while it’s fun to shake things up a bit. Change makes our minds work in different ways and encourages new thoughts and connections. By writing in a new place we are providing change, which stimulates the mind.
Not all places are for all people. Some writers thrive on hustle and bustle, some on quiet. Some need music, some can’t think when it’s on. If anything, writing in a new place will help you figure out what kind of writer you are.
Ever imagine what it’s like to write in a cosy coffee shop or in the corner of a library? Now would be a perfect time to plan a special time to go. Some other great places to try are park pavilions (assuming your weather is better than mine), campgrounds, and even shopping malls.
Where will your writing take you today?