Take A Walk

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Recently, among others, Canada’s CTV reported:

People who rely on walks to overcome writer’s block or solve a tricky problem seem to have it right: new research shows that walking — whether indoors or outdoors — can encourage creative thought….

And if you own humanity’s best friend, you usually have no other choice. Our dog stays with our in-laws when we’re in America. Now, back in the UK and walking him daily, I find doing so not only helps clear my head of rubbish, but plotline ideas and new dialogue points also pop to mind.

By the time I get back to the house, I’ve often got lots I want to get onto the page as quickly as I can. Yesterday was a prime example. I had been wrestling with a chapter, and for the life of me I could not find a solid way forward.

However, an idea dawned on me while walking the hound in a park. Guess what? Voilร ! A park scene (based on something that once real-life happened to me) would fit nicely, and perhaps solve my problem!

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It has long been known anecdotally that walking is beneficial to the mind and spirit. We don’t do nearly enough simple walking daily. We should do a lot more of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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