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"Writers need nature," writes novelist Tina Welling in her stunning, prompt-filled book Writing Wild: Forming A Creative Partnership with Nature. We need nature because it grounds us. Because it takes us out of our minds—where writers tend to live—and "pulls us back into our bodies," Welling writes.
Ideas are everywhere. But sometimes, it can feel like our brains are blank, and we've got absolutely nothing. Sometimes, we're too burnt out to come up with any idea, let alone a good one. We're simply too tired. Or we have a tendency to set sky-high expectations and criticize ourselves the entire time.