Are you ready to find out how the natural world can prove a powerful ally on your writer’s journey?
First, you’ll need to step away from the computer and pick up your journal and head outside.
Take a question about your writing with you. For example, “How do I resolve this scene…what’s blocking me…how do I bring this idea to life…?”
As you mull over your question, look about you and allow yourself to be drawn to a natural being or place: a sunny hillside, a tree in a garden, a squirrel rocketing from branch to branch. Spend a few moments capturing what you see and sense about the focus of your attention. Write with an eye to detail and employing all your senses, including your intuition.
Then simply ask, “What new perspective does this natural place or being offer me?”
Journal your response.
For example, stuck for an answer as to why I couldn’t complete a particular section of my book, a tree reminded me that I wasn’t rooted in my subject matter when I wrote. Taking the tree’s advice, I spent a few minutes in deep mediation before writing; it made all the difference.
Now it’s your turn to give it a go.
And please share you experience with others below.