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  1. Rob40

    Rob40 Active Member

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    motivational: Stuck? Go outside. Here's why.

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Rob40, Feb 12, 2016.

    Empty brain. I had been home from work (I travel quite a bit) for a decent number of days for once. I had zero time for myself, but, when I had it, I was feeling some kind of mad. Not really angry but a bit pissed that this was the only time I had to do anything and I wanted to do nothing at all for once; however, knew I would regret not accomplishing something in one of my special projects. Writing or exercise.

    I got on my bike. I did a short spin of 20 miles. I got an idea from my surroundings.

    It was a car parked next to the road in a wide runoff area. The windows were down with a large mess of poodle-curled hair in the drivers seat. In Colorado, a car with a dog is normal. It was . . . a lady. I honestly thought it was a big labra-doodle/poodle/fluffy some kind of black dog. Nope. It was a lady on a cell phone.

    cycling along, it's not uncommon to say hi to cows or horses in the fields or dogs on a walk-owners like that. But imagine if I said hi to a nice puppy dog and I was too late to recognize it as a lady instead?

    "Ohhhh hello puppy! Good boy aren't ya!" as I slow roll past. Followed by a cigarette mouthed gob of cursing chasing me away, or chasing me down in her car.

    Nice story start for me. all because I got outside and did something generating endorphins. A nice walk or if the weather is horrible, get out somehow. Drive to get a coffee, meet someone while doing it. Get a sense of what people are doing or thinking that day. Play a game with it. any one of them could be an undiscovered secret agent or serial killer or both. You never know.
     
  2. BookLover

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    It's too cold to go outside. What if I stay in and get drunk and get my endorphins that way? :p
     
  3. Rob40

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    if you drink enough, you might see some very new things!
     
  4. BoddaGetta

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    Go to some small breweries here in Colorado! I'm not saying Coors or New Belgium, but the local places that don't sell at the liquor stores.

    I write between two local breweries about once or twice a week. Every single one so far has their own Wi-Fi. It is pretty much like writing in a cafe or coffee shop, plus I can hear snippets of dialogue that provide inspiration for my own dialogue. I like frequenting them because besides good beer, it is a subdued atmosphere that is different than my own home, yet different from a coffee place. And it isn't rowdy like a normal bar.

    I'd go outside here to write more, but it's been freezing lately, and then the ground all nasty from the snow melting and refreezing every night. I look forward to writing in the spring on my balcony facing the mountains.
     

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