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I was reading a book.
I know we all do that
This book cut to the crux of an issue that I’ve read about, but never incorporated into my writing life.
Soul Between the Lines by Dorothy Randall Gray touched on how to create an inspirational work space. She has a spiritual approach which isn’t for everyone, but some of her suggestions hit home.
I don’t use music often, but I’ve listened to crickets, rain, birdsong, thunderstorms, and crashing waves through YouTube.
It does help me focus.
Dorothy loved scented candles and I get that. I prefer a diffuser with essential oils. You may prefer incense, smudging or just an open window.
Hey, whatever works.
Objects that inspire.
Others had bobble heads or a little collection of McDonald’s toys which made me think of Yondu played by Michael Rooker. His little row of characters on his captain station.
Not one workspace has the same thing. Something to consider. Add whatever touches your heart or awakes your muse.
Meditation or Yoga
We all start cold with a cursor waiting to move along the screen or a page waiting for some ink. Before you attempt to write a word…
Here comes some spiritual stuff.
…take a moment to let your thoughts slide through you. Don’t let any of them take root. Breathe. Stretch. Relax. Feel the energy in the room. Let it fill you up with pure white energy.
Release it through your skin.
First thought. Write it down. Same with the second. Third. The page isn’t so empty…
Now, on to your project.
I’ve read posts like this, so I get it if not all of it is for you.
I related to what Dorothy said. The more comfortable my working environment; the better I did.
The words came and the pages filled up.
How about you. Any other suggestions on building the perfect writing nest?