April 16 – N –
In keeping with the A-Z theme that’s running around the blogosphere right now, today’s post begin with the letter N, which in this case stands for nourish your creativity.
Some people thing all we writer’s have to do is sit down in front of our desks or laptops and start happily typing away. And sometimes that’s exactly what happens. But sometimes…not so much. One of the things that helps me keep those creative juices flowing is to get the heck away from desk and out into the world. I can’t count how many times ideas or resolutions have come to me while I’m out walking. After all, if we never see what’s beyond our desks, how can we write about any of it? I’ve also found that engaging in other creative endeavors can help put me in a better state of mind. Painting/drawing is one of my faves because it totally focuses my mind on what I’m doing, allowing all the other parts of my mind to take a rest. Even watching television/movies can be a way to nourish our creative sides. Just think how many times you’ve said, yeah, but if they did it this way no one would’ve seen it coming…
What nourishes your creativity? Do you engage in any other creative activities besides writing?