Take Five: #6 of 30: Traveling thoughts

Take Five
Five-minute reads about writing
Nov. 3 - Nov. 30, 2010

Courtesy: Sasha Soren (Random Magic)
Twitter: @RandomMagicTour

#6 of 30: Traveling thoughts

It's possible and very likely that inspiration will visit you while you're traveling, or otherwise in motion, while simultaneously mulling over random things in your mind.

A train ride, bus ride, ferry or boat ride -- in a new city, particularly -- are all really useful for sparking all kinds of new thoughts, because you’re surrounded by so many different, fresh inputs from the world around you. 

So, when it comes to the thinking and mental planning for a story, then being in motion is helpful. Especially if you’re on a train, just sort of watching the landscape go by, it’s like a film, just for you. 

If you’re in a meditative frame of mind, then you suddenly start to see images and fragments of story ideas start to flicker in front of your eyes, as if they’re superimposed on the landscape.

Also, let’s face it, if you’re stuck riding between point A and point B, what else is there to do but think, anyway?

From author interview with Sasha Soren.
Interviewer: The Bookette (@the_bookette)

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