From February’s Writing Prompts, February 23, 2016

“Keep writing”, they say… “Don’t stop”, they say… I suppose they are right. Time to get my feet wet and dive in.

Sometimes a change of scenery is just what’s needed. In one of my favorite places – the bookstore. Full of pages and pages of text. Maybe some words will start flowing now, unless I get distracted by looking at all the books, which is typical of me.

I should have gone to the water instead. At the water, your brain doesn’t get cluttered with the noise. You’re free to think on your own without distractions. Silence and solitude. I thought I had that at home at my desk, but the scenery was too stale.

Here at this bookstore, it’s the noise of other people too close, talking. You can’t help but listen, and it clouds your own thoughts.

Next time I will go to the water to get wet.

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ~Louis L’Amour

“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.” ~Nicholas Sparks

“Wise is the tongue, wet of perfect thought.” ~ Black Francis


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