Writing is a lonely occupation, but if we don’t get out, we won’t have anything much to write about.
OK, so we can’t all go on a holiday just so we can write better (sorry!). But if we want our writing to have that X factor, it’s good for us to get out of our comfort zone. What about a walk round a rough estate, a millionaire mansion zone, the bush? Could you spend a day reading to the elderly in an old people’s home, volunteering in a shelter for the homeless? You will have stories galore to write when you get home! (One of the ladies at the residential home where my mum lives was married to a spy from MI5 and has some fascinating tales to tell . . .)
Benjamin Franklin said, “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” That’s good advice!
I know we have to do all the usual daily and weekly tasks, but a change of scenery is always good for writers – is it time for you to do something different?
Have a great week,
P.S. Where have you been recently that has helped your writing? Let us know in the comments below!