Writer’s Block? Just Get Outside…

Carol Kaufman, of the New York Times, posted a worthwhile  entry to NYT.com’s writing blog, Draft, about the benefits of taking your creative impulses outside. Here’s part of what she had to say:

I stumbled upon my ideal writing conditions quite by accident. When a particularly troublesome set of captions for a National Geographic story I was working on was causing me conniptions — that yellow-bordered magazine takes those captions pretty seriously — I charged out of the house and down to the Potomac River, with notes, photograph photocopies and pen in hand. I planted myself at a picnic table, stared at the water and let my brain go all mushy. I relaxed my eyes, focusing on nothing.

Writing became easier. Words that were locked in the brain vault appeared. I saw the bigger picture, the story waiting to be told.

Read all of Carol’s thoughts on writing outside.

How about you? Does getting outside help your creative process? Leave a comment and let us know!

Or, take a look at the huge variety of outdoor writing available from our pals at Menasha Ridge Press and Wilderness Press.

(Cover image: mywritingblog.com)

Tanya Twerdowsky
No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.