Can I tell you how invigorating it is to shut off the phone and computer after months of constant work?
Can I tell you just how amazing hammocks are?
Both of these things are invigorating and amazing.
I thought a cruise was going to be super lame, but guys. Guys. Cruises aren't lame.
Go on a cruise.
Take time off from writing for a week and go on a cruise.
Or if you can't go on a cruise or don't want to go on a cruise, take time off from writing for two days and discover something new that you didn't think you'd like. Like gardening. Or yodeling. Or caterpillar hunting. I don't even know. Just go do something you never thought you'd do, and then come back and make yourself write again.
In order to write, we have to experience. In order to experience, we have to step away from our computer screens once in a while and do other things. Like swim in the freaking ocean. I swam in the ocean. I hate swimming. I hate swimsuits. I know little to nothing about the ocean. But now I can write about these things. Now I have more material to pull from.
Create a life so you have a life to pull from.
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Dawson is an editor and writer and MFA student at Stonecoast. She writes stuff.