It's that time, once again, the monthly post for the IWSG hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh.
I think that a universal writerly concern is – how do we remain inspired? What happens when a writer hits a "dry patch" and inspiration is at an all-time low? Quite often, we do not make full use of our senses, as a source of inspiration for writing. We fail to notice the things around us, that could get those creative juices flowing and get us into the swing of things.
I've decided that, every week (as far as possible), I'm going to try out a new/different activity, in my quest to inspire & sustain creativity. It may be a brand new experience, or a new/different approach to an existing experience.
I don't know all the finer details yet. I'll work it out as I go along. It could involve small-scale or big-scale experiences/activities/challenges, from something as simple as, driving a different route to work/home; to the more complex such as, taking an art class… Last week Wednesday, I signed up for a haiku challenge… I had a blast and participated again today.
I'm busy with a list at the moment. Can you suggest any activities/challenges that have worked well for you?