A Simple Guide to Outdoor Inspiration

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3 - Photography Writing
4 - When the Old and the New Work Together

I want you to go outside. Right now. Go outside, and look around. And make sure you bring your notebook.


Snoqualmie, Washington

One of the best ways to be inspired is to simply go outside, sit down, and start writing. You can write about anything around you: the swaying trees, the big rocks, the green grass, anything. Just find a nice, big area to sit, and relax.

No matter what type of literature you’re working on; short story, educational, or even non-fiction, just going into your own backyard will surely spark an idea.

Or, if you aren’t in a writing mood but still want to get your daily writing done, I find that taking pictures is a good source of inspiration as well. The bark on a stump, the leaves on a bush, and the petals on a flower all make amazing photos (especially with a macro lens!), and, in a way, amazing stories. A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say.


Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor, Washington

Of course, my tips are just what helps me. If you have any great methods of your own, feel free to send them to me here!

Nicholas Lucchetto, The ESSAYER

So go out there, and start writing! Who knows? Maybe it’ll give you your next best idea.

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