Writing Inspiration – April

The more you create – the more ideas you will find! Every idea can be recycled and used in different ways, so there is no reason to ever suffer from the dreaded ‘writer’s block.’

If this does happen, it can often be due to exhaustion – you’ve been working too hard and haven’t made time to refill the creative well. Or, you’ve got stuck with a project and a kind of fear has kicked in, particularly if you have a deadline.

Whatever the reason, a change of scene can sometimes work, even if it’s only for a couple of hours. Julia Cameron (author of ‘The Artist’s Way’) calls this taking an artist’s date. The rules are very simple. Do something fun – but do it alone.

Ideas to refresh your creative spark could be:

  • Go for a long walk, preferably in the countryside or near water.
  • Plant some seeds or pull up some weeds.
  • Paint or draw a picture.
  • Lie on the grass and watch the clouds.
  • Listen to some gentle music.
  • Create something from fabric or wood.
  • Cook a new recipe.
  • Go for a swim or have a long leisurely bath with aromatherapy oil.

You can probably add lots more to the list. Try to make time to nurture yourself once a week even if you can only fit in half an hour.






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