The Writers Circle: The Creative Spark

One of our goals here at Today’s Author is to help all of the writers among us to do what we love to do: write. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by talking to each other and learning from each other.  Our Writers Circle series is designed to do just that – provide a chance for us to discuss writing, editing and publishing questions.

This week’s topic is:

Several of the posts on Today’s Author this month have focused on creativity. Today we’d like to hear from you about ways you kick start your creativity. Do you take a long walk on a snowy day? Do you sit in a coffee shop and people watch?  Do you dig in the dirt to see what you find to write about?  What methods do you use to find a bit of a creative spark when you need a new idea or just want to write something new?

Let’s discuss this in the comments and see what our community thinks.


5 thoughts on “The Writers Circle: The Creative Spark

  1. I write in a coffee shop once a week. I also write at the same time every day which helps my mind automatically go into creative mode.

  2. Music is my main source of inspiration. I am constantly listening to my YouTube playlists as I write.

    But I also love to people watch; I always make sure I have a notebook and pen handy every time I leave the house because ideas hit in the strangest of places. My favorite place to date has been the airport, but a train station, bus station… really any place that people were traveling to and from would be just as inspiring.

  3. I take a ride in the car, sipping coffee and exploring new music. A simple lyric, paired with a farm field or sidewalk pedestrian, opens up a variety of opportunities for plot or scenes.

  4. Listening to music sets up the mood for me when writing. It is also my best source of inspiration for visualizing different scenarios on my mind.

    People watching also helps. Trying to make up stories about their background is fun. I tend to stumble upon a good plot idea when doing it.

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