BookMadeMeDoIt’s blogspot (now closed) has got some great advice for writers on it. In this post, she talks about how misreading some advice ended up being a whole lot more useful to her as a writer than the original suggestion given by the author of Plot and Structure, James Scott Bell.

8. Travel

Easier said than done, right? Well, writers will often times tell you that traveling is one of the best ways to kickstart your creativity. We have to agree. Whether it’s to the next town over, the nearest nature trail, or the other side of the world, going places will absolutely help you become a more well-rounded person and therefore a better writer.

Here’s a tip: Get yourself a moleskin (or other notebook-type thing) and keep a diary on your travels. Try to spare the time to write at least a sentence every time you leave your comfort zone or every time you experience something totally new.