In this, another of my blogs about where and how writers can get inspiration for their writing, I am talking about being away from home and all of the great possibilities that such an adventure can lead to.
And being away IS an adventure because it takes you into a different place, a different setting and there you will meet all sorts of new people, circumstrances and situations that can be incredibly useful for writers.
And, let us not forget the old adage, getting there can be just as much fun and for a writer, you can take that to mean, getting there can be just as inspiring. Whether you are driving or a passenger, in private or public transport you will see, feel and experience so many new and different things that would otherwise not be experienced because you are “stuck” away in your own hidy whole at your pc writing.
Getting new air can be such an inspiration, inhaling something new. Maybe there is something going on in the farmers field as you travel past, maybe you see an arguement in a car park, or two people lost in their own private moment on a park bench, all of these situations are food for your creative brain.
Writers need to recharge from time to time otherwise like anything they can go stale. Going somewhere different and perhaps travelling a long way, a days drive for instance can be wonderful. The people will have different manarisms, even perhaps a different accent and use different words or phrases from those where you live, again, all of this information should be soaked up in a writers creative sponge ready for release at just that right moment.
Who knows, but you may just come across, however fleetingly, a new situation, plot or person for one of your books or indeed a whole new book altogether. And just because you left your confort zone and did “something different” by going away.
Why not takre a trip on a bus or a guided tour of a museum, who knows what they will bring, but I know for one thing, it will somehow and somewhere aid your writing.
And that to me as a writer is a darn fine thing to do.