Sometimes words don’t work the way I want them to. I line them up in the order that my native speaker intuition and Mr. Strunk says is correct, but those nouns and verbs lie there–flat, dull, pedestrian. Once in a while a cliche creeps in. That’s when I know it’s time to refresh my brain. Luckily my body goes along with plan.
Here’s what they manage to do together when they’re on a writing break.
|They take a walk along of coast in the morning|
|They’re awed by feather-petals.|
|They admire Bliss, dancing in San Francisco.|
And with that, the body carries the mind back to the desk and the writing continues–words juicier and plumb, plot more sparkly and characters that don’t just walk through the story. How do you recharge? What helps you out of a writing slump?