1. Take a trip for inspiration and write at the scene e.g. If you’re writing about a beach, get a picnic rug and go write by the sea.
  2. Be inspired by other art forms – music, film, dance, sculpture, theatre, painting.
  3. Try new ideas or hobbies – the more variety you have in your life, the more likely you are to keep on generating good ideas on the page.
  4. Go to the supermarket, a sports event, your local cafe or a bar. Make notes of the sensuous details, the atmosphere, the people.
  5. When hitting a creative snag, the best thing thinkers can do for themselves is step away and try to look at everything from a completely different point of view.
  1. Talk to people. Watch people. Listen to how people talk.
  2. Use a journal to sort out your thoughts and feelings. It also keeps your writing juices flowing.
  3. Take some time out and doodle – let your mind go and you may be surprised by what you come up with.
  4. Create a moodboard of things that inspire you e.g. fabric swatches, magazine clippings, postcards, etc.
  5. Set aside time for creative pursuits each week and don’t rush the process.