Are there certain things that you “have to” do to get into the writing zone? Like sitting in front of a mirror naked chanting 3 times, dress up in a quirky costume, or bungee jumping off a nearby bridge? Sure, these may be extreme, but most of us have something to motivate our creativity.
On most occasions, I’ll listen to a specific genre of music to set whatever mood I need for the scene I’m about to write. Other times I have sat in my car at a park or somewhere scenic to get the job done. Something about the privacy and quiet of the car sparks my creativity. Plus it gives me an opportunity to observe people and nature happening. Every now and then I’ll get a crazy look from a passerby as I’m typing away with smoke coming from my ears. 🙂
What do you do to get your creative juices going?