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  • http://twitter.com/RebHargreaves Rebecca Hargreaves

    I would also add that sometimes you need to just write your way in…meaning, just start writing something…anything! The sooner you write that first (or seventh) crappy book the sooner you will write a good one. When one has the GREAT idea that can almost be more daunting. Get some practice on the not great ideas. The more your write the more ideas you will have. This I firmly believe.

    • http://writeitsideways.com Suzannah

      Hi Rebecca :)
      I think it’s a great idea to get practice on all the not-so-great ideas, mainly so that you don’t end up wasting your great ideas when they come to you a bit later! Thanks.

  • http://www.perfectpages.net.au Desolie

    So many ideas pop into my head when I’m riding pillion on my husband’s motor bike. The restricted view through the helmet really brings things into focus. When I notice something I want to look at more closely, I need to turn my head and LOOK.
    Only drawback – I’ve not learnt how to write on the bike!

    • http://writeitsideways.com Suzannah

      This is a great idea, but not one I’ll personally be trying any time soon… I hate motor bikes! I’m sure there are more adventurous writers, though :)

  • http://janebenimble.com Lori

    Hi Suzannah!
    How’s life? That’s great you’re on vacay in Canada.
    I really enjoyed the photography and lessons in your post — especially the twisted roots.

    Also, I’ve been meaning to congratulate you on being a contributor to The Daily Brainstorm.
    Keep up the great work here!
    :)

    • http://writeitsideways.com Suzannah

      Hey Lori,
      Life is good, enjoying our vacation immensely! How are things with you?
      I’m glad you enjoyed the photographs, and thank you for your best wishes about The Daily Brainstorm. It really seems to be taking off.
      Hope things are well with you, and thanks for stopping by!

  • http://www.minnesotawriter.com Aj Osterkamp

    The overarching message of this post seems to be, “look for inspiration in everything.” I really enjoyed each tip here. I find that when my “writer-brain” is off it helps to do quite a few of the things you recommend here all at once. Shut down for five minutes, focus on your breathing, then maybe head out for a walk.

    Sometimes it takes a forty minute walk and other times the ideas start flowing almost immediately. Being from Minnesota I know how tough it can be to go out in the winter, but you can use your time getting bundled up to “zen out” before going on a brief, but fulfilling walk.

    Good stuff! Thank you :)

    Aj

    • http://writeitsideways.com Suzannah

      You’re right, Aj–we SHOULD look for inspiration in everything! It’s mostly about tuning in to the little things happening around us that we never notice. Thanks for stopping by :)

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