30 Days of Encouragement for NaNoWriMo (and other writers, too!)

One of the best ways to get “un-stuck” is to get moving.   Make sure you take occasional breaks to get up and stretch your muscles.  Going on a 20 minute walk is a great way to stretch your brain, too.  Try not to focus on thinking about your story while you’re walking.  Just let your mind wander where it likes and see what happens.  Also try to be aware of your surrounding environment.  Observing the world around you can inspire new ideas and solutions to problems you might be facing with your plot.  You can find inspiration in unexpected places!

As the weather gets colder, it’s easy to stay inside, huddled at the desk.  Try to take some time this week to bundle up and get outside.  If the weather’s bad, a treadmill or indoor workout will do, but I prefer being outdoors, as the natural world tends to inspire me.