Monday, July 12, 2010

Let the Creative Juices Flow

Too often as writers we hole-up in our little writing nooks, hovering over our keyboards day in and day out, and seldom coming up for air-- all in an effort to be as productive as possible. Unfortunately, not only can this be unhealthy, but it can lead to un-productivity as well.

To keep our creative juices flowing at their peak, we need to get out once in awhile and explore this world we live in. Talk to people. Visit places. Interact with the world around us.

I spent part of last week visiting Bryce Canyon National Park. What a beautiful and inspiring place. Often when I visit places like this it stirs the imagination and creates inspiration for my stories.

What places have you visited that have been a great inspiration for setting or other aspects of your story? What gets your creative juices flowing at their best?


  1. I went to Iceland five years ago. The landscape, the history, the literature, and the folklore were all amazingly inspiring.

    Thank you for reminding me that writers don't need any more reason to do things like travel other than that it is all grist for the mill.

  2. Nice post about iceland adventure for all creative children, it helps a lot in how to guide our child's in their creativity stage. hope to see more soon, Thanks!