How to think up new ideas when you’re stuck
buy a new notepad that you’re sexually attracted to
go for a walk, alone, with no phone
you might feel awkward, but no distractions is good
go for dinner with someone you love
really talk. listen. talk. listen.
look up someone you used to know
are they different now?
sit on the top deck of the bus
go for a drink with an old, old friend
ask: what irritates you?
watch a random documentary
go to a second-hand bookstore, pick up the dustiest-looking one
google the author
talk to the book shop owner, they will know everything
ask book shop owner their favourite book
ask book shop owner their favourite character in a book
meet up with a random person of Twitter
(check they’re not a murderer first)
download a podcast, ps. I made a list here.
pick up a book of your bookshelf you’ve never read
do you like it? or hate it? why?
drink some wine
only a bit, though
have a nap and write down the first things you think of
same with longer sleeps, and dreams
sit on a train with a piece of paper up your sleeve
people watch at your favourite café
see anything weird?
discover new blogs
look at old photos
download Timehop again
do something mind-numbing, like hoovering or tidying your wardrobe
let your mind wander while doing the mind-numbing thing
ask a friend their funniest memory
shower. good ideas happen in the shower
watch an interview on YouTube with a celebrity/public figure you love
watch an interview on YouTube with a celebrity/public figure you hate
write down a quote they say
go to the cinema on your own
go somewhere with no WIFI
write a hand-written letter to someone
don’t plan what you’re going to say
read the ending of your favourite book again
think up a different ending
write an open letter to anything, anyone
be angry about something in the news
imagine your dreamiest scenario
read a trashy magazine
listen to random conversations on the bus
email someone who lives in another country, ask them questions about it
go a new place anywhere new
read your favourite blogs
find a clever new writer
go to a vintage shop and dig around
just write anything
write some more
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