March 11, 2013

Flash Blog: Nature



Sometimes a character says it best, so for today's prompt, a short excerpt from an unfinished manuscript:



"You would work better if you let nature in where you worked, like you do elsewhere in your home.  Sunlight streaming through the windows, perhaps a butterfly or two flitting past..." Alexandra's face lit up as she described it.  "Nature is pure inspiration.  How much closer can you get to ultimate motivation than the universe, the ideas that created it?"
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"All great ideas have come while someone was out in nature:  Newton understood gravity while outside, and wise prophets are still talked about as meeting people on a hill under a tree.  If you simply let yourself feel nature as you worked, you would probably suffer fewer 'writer's blocks' as you call them."

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  1. Love the excerpt! I find loads of inspiration in nature - I just wish I had a bit more time to spend appreciating it! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Carlie! I completely agree about wanting to spend more time in nature – we should all run away for a while ;-)

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  2. Love the excerpt Aria. I've been arranging an outdoor work space to do just that, and my office is the brightest, cheeriest place in my house! It does indeed matter to immerse oneself in nature-it's where where from. :0)

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    1. Thanks, Donna! An outdoor work space sounds like a fantastic idea.

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  3. Wonderful excerpt. I think nature is the best cure for writer's block or if you just need some time away from your desk to think things over. Whatever the weather, I always feel better after a walk in the countryside.

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    1. Thanks, Elenchera! Going out into nature can certainly open up writer's block or even help us reach a different perspective on our work. It's amazing how differently we think depending on our given environment.

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  4. Definitely. A walk is the best way for me to unwind and let the juices flow.

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    1. I wish I lived further outside the city, sometimes, so that a walk would take me to nature rather than suburbia! ;-)

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  5. That's a great excerpt. When I'm stumbling, a long walk helps me shake off my frustration and approach my writing with renewed vigor

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    1. Thank you. It's an old piece that I still plan to finish someday haha

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