Every writer has a preferred writing zone, a place where they can get the most accomplished. For some it's on the couch with the family all around, for others, it's being tucked in an office or den in complete silence or maybe just some creativity-inspiring tunes. But sometimes the walls of your workspace can close in on you and smother your drive. Here's a way to get some fresh air.
Go off someplace you don't normally write with a pad and a pen in hand. It can be a mall, a library, Barnes and Noble, a coffee shop, the beach, a subway, wherever your heart desires. Describe everything detected by your senses. Try and notice things you'd normally overlook: sounds in the distance, odors in the air, clothes people are wearing, mannerisms, bits of conversation, the different colors of blossoms and leaves emerging. Jot down everything in a stream of consciousness fashion. Your aim is not to go all poetic but to build your description skills, and that begins with attention to detail.
I'm pretty oblivious and miss a lot around me, so I need to make a conscious effort to pay attention and key in to my surroundings. Go find a new creative zone and let your senses come alive.
~ Signing off and sending out cyber hugs.