Walking out the story

Why do I resist?  Whenever I get stuck with the story I’m writing, all I have to do is go for a walk. So why is it so hard to get myself to do that?  Brendon says it’s because when you are stuck, you just want to push at the problem and fix it, when actually what you need to do is step back and get some perspective.  Figure out what questions you need to be asking and not just hammer on the bit that’s stuck.

These photos are from my walk in Newlands Forest yesterday, catching some rare winter sunshine.  Half an hour later the clouds closed in again and the rain poured down, but by then I was safe in my writing room with the heater on 🙂




2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Isabel Storey
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 07:58:07

    Yes, I find going for a walk unblocks the writing – I return with half of the next paragraph in my head and anxious to put it down. That’s when I keep reminding myself that I should take a recording device of one sort or another!

  2. mashadutoit
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 08:00:14

    Isabel, yes – remembering your ideas is a whole new problem! I sometimes jot things down, and occasionally I record things on my phone. But often I’m just to lazy and hope I’ll remember 🙂

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