If you need a fresh new idea, it's important to get a fresh new view. The simple act of moving locations can set your brain on a new track and allow you to approach problems in a different way.
- [Instructor] When Joanne Rendall and I … were working on the second book … in our "System Divine" series, … we encountered many instances of writer's doubt. … The plot gave us so much trouble, … as second books in a series often do. … We would think of a plot point that we loved, … and then the next day determine it didn't work, … or that it opened up a whole other set of problems. … During one of our writing retreats, … we were particularly stuck on a plot problem … and so every morning, we walked … around the block discussing it. … And no matter what we did, … how many times we thought we'd had a breakthrough, … we'd always end up back where we started … with the exact same problem. … Until one day, we did have a breakthrough. … Not on our particular plot problem. … That came later. … The breakthrough was about our process. … Every morning, we would walk the same loop around the block, … and it seemed like every morning, … we would talk ourselves in circles about the plot. … Hmm, coincidence? …
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