Is Melbourne too cold for you right now? Are you sick of shivering at your desk in Kensington, or feeling uninspired in Flemington?
Sometimes a writer needs new surroundings to feel inspired. This week, the Melbourne Flâneur takes you on a vicarious visit to the Bendigo Art Gallery, narrating some notes he scribbled down there.
If writing is your hobby, you may often feel uninspired by the everyday. A useful habit is to take your notebook to an art gallery and describe what you see and the thoughts that works of art inspire in you.
What you are practising here is the discipline of writing. The trick is to be less concerned with writing sparkling prose than with describing as precisely as possible not merely what the artwork looks like, but the thoughts, feelings and associations it inspires in you.
When it comes to publishing a book for the first time, it’s developing and maintaining this discipline of writing over the long haul that matters—even when you feel uninspired. A skilful and sensitive editor can always help you to shape the prose, but there must first of all be words on the page to work with.
Like the indefinable frisson you feel before a work of art which inspires you, the experience of working in real life with another writer to shape your words into their perfect form inspires you with the confidence that your book will look its best.
Through his Artisanal Desktop Publishing service, Dean Kyte offers you an authentic artisanal experience, the feeling of confidence that comes from collaborating with a craftsman who cares as much about the perfect presentation of your words as you do.
To experience the real deal and discover how Dean can help you to publish your own book, get in touch with him via the Contact form.
A simple habit to re-inspire your writing