Sarah Flick’s Writing Tip #3: Experience the Outdoors

As an author and spiritual director, Sarah Robinson Flick’s writing evokes a sense of the seasons, sacred places, and the spiritual nature in life. In this series of blogs, Sarah walks us through some of her best writing tips. These tried-and-true pieces of advice for new writers will be highlighted monthly. To learn more about Sarah and her writing, check out her debut memoir, Desire, Mystery, and Belonging, available now on Amazon.

Tip #3: Experience the Outdoors

Before starting to write, step outside for a moment. Feel your feet on the ground.

Look around and notice what you see (a tree in your backyard or a skyscraper next door), what you hear (bird song or traffic), what you feel (the sun’s warmth or cool raindrop sprinkles). Look up to the sky and remember how vast our universe is.

Take a deep breath in and out.

Return to your writing space and begin to write.

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