As a writing exercise I like to wander around off the beaten path and immerse myself in nature. I encourage people to take a walk in an inspiring location and just write whatever comes to mind. Don't worry about perfect grammar or spelling and just clear your mind. I sometimes write songs while sitting on a beach, or sitting on a log in a quiet forest and watching the wildlife. Sometimes just sitting and people watching in a busy city can be helpful and you can write someone a creative back story and possibly use them as a character in a project. The point is to just have fun and get thinking about things from different perspectives. Handwriting really works well in places where computers are just to hard to carry around and its a great way to develop a personal writing style.
I encourage everyone to get out and start writing in a notebook. Write down observations about people, and how the world works. Being able to analysis and understand the human condition will make everyone better writers in the end. Get out in the world and experience as much as possible because its always better to write what you know, even for science fiction and fantasy writers.
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