Do you know what you need to write, but are not sure how to approach the task? Perhaps a little visual stimulation will help you find your way. Go to your favorite room for writing. Chances are the objects in there speak to you. Select a few and line them up on your desk. These could include a piece of art, a photograph, a book, a pen, a hat, or anything else you fancy. Set your mind free and stare at these objects until the inspiration comes. The inspiration may not be a direct one, but that doesn’t matter. Once the spark comes, the fire will follow.
An example of how this works would be if you were at task to write a piece about a local park. The hat may inspire you to take the focus beyond that of the aesthetic elements to include those who created the grounds – a sort of “hats off” approach. This could lead to some of the emotional, behind the scenes information that the reader may not be aware of such as a how a loved one’s passing inspired the conception of the park.