So, where do writers cast around? While suffering from writer’s block this week, I went on a quest to discover what inspires other writers. This is what I found:
Writers find inspiration spending time with other writers
at writers’ conferences,
in a writing class,
as members of a writers’ group,
networking online and
sharing personal experiences.
Writers find inspiration reading
social media status updates and
online message boards.
Writers find inspiration observing
the sky, and
changes in weather and seasons.
Writers find inspiration viewing
Writers find inspiration listening
Writers find inspiration in unique places:
train or bus stations or airports,
natural settings like woodlands or beaches,
amusement parks and
(my favorite) in courtrooms.
And here are a few “out of the box” ideas:
Some writers find inspiration
wearing certain articles of clothing when they write (I can only imagine!),
eating specific foods while writing (or, I suppose drinking specific drinks?),
in a laundry room, sitting on a lawn chair and using an ironing board as a desk.