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The next time you are looking for writing inspiration, or a creative boost, take yourself on a date. I first got this idea from Julia Cameron’s bestselling book entitled The Artist’s Way. Cameron encourages us to schedule time for a weekly artist’s date.
The kind of date you choose will depend on your particular writing niche. My most recent date, because I contribute to the home renovation niche, took me to Home Depot and Lowe’s. I wanted to experience the hottest new home improvement products and gather firsthand information regarding trending do-it-yourself projects.
In addition to sparking ideas for my next home renaissance project, which involves natural ledgestone tile and cable lighting, the date made it possible for me to snap some photos, obtain product samples, and take home everything I needed to immediately get to work on both my renovation projects and related product reviews.
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You may not be a DIY artist, but the same concept applies to any niche. Your date might take you to a bookstore, party store, craft supply store, electronics emporium, theater, museum, cooking class, local festival, or even an organic foods cooperative. The point is to go somewhere stimulating.
After last week’s artist date, I was inspired to write about the Dremel Saw-Max, my newest home renovation tool. To my delight, that review was featured as a Review of the Day. Had I not gone on my artist date, I might never have written that review.
Best of all, I now have two new love interests in my life – Max and Ledge Stone. I’ll be writing more about Ledge, as he is featured in an upcoming product review. I just know you are going to love his rock solid presence and craggy good looks. Who knew DIY dates could be so romantic? Stay tuned to discover who ends up being my Valentine’s Day date.
What kind of creative date might you choose for your writing niche?