Here are some of my key practices.
Read, read, read. Don’t stop. Skim if it gets boring. Find the content. Pull it out. Conceptualize what the author is saying. Then move on and find something else to inspire the mind.
Music. I love music but it shouldn’t be a distraction. I try and get lost in it, which means I’m usually not playing anything with too much wordplay. Anything over 120 bpm isn’t ideal in my experience either. Find my study sessions on Grooveshark.
Stretch. Get up every time you have a brain drain. Get that blood going and do some serious stretching. Grab your toes if you can? If you can’t you might want to work on that. Regardless stretch!!!
Water before coffee. Don’t get me wrong, I love coffee especially in the morning but if caffeine is what gets you into your writing experience than it will also be what holds you back.
Read some more.
Know the audience. Most often I think of trending attitudes in my home town Victoria. I catch onto these by watching the news, reading local papers and magazines, viewing social networks, interacting with others and observing the world I live in.
What are some of the quirky things you do bloggers?