We don’t know what we don’t know.
Stuck in your work? Wrung dry from producing a new novel in November, are you planning a big return to writing in January?
One great way to jump start a stalled or dried out imagination is to attend a lecture or class. The class can deliver deeper information on a subject on which you are passionate, or a class or lecture can cover a subject you know just a little bit about, and want learn more. Additional information and exploration will not only make you smarter, it may trigger a fresh idea, a fresh scene for your book, or an idea for a whole new book. Or heck, just an idea.
Dig up the community college class list from the recycling and check it out. For under a hundred dollars you can take a class in something new. For less than that (sometimes free) you attend a lecture. If you are of age, check out Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
No talking going on within driving distance? Spend a couple hours in a museum or gallery, even a local one you didn’t think was worth the visit, it may surprise you! The idea is to trigger new thoughts, get out of your own head and explore the interesting world around you!
I’ll wait here.