Sarah Flick’s Writing Tip #12: Let Nature Inspire

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 #12: Let Nature Inspire

What inspires writers?

For me, the most reliable inspiration comes from nature.

I have written while gazing out at the Gulf of Mexico. I love to watch the seabirds fly out over the water. I am inspired by sun-warmed soft sand between my toes as I walk on the beach, and I love the light in the golden hour right before sunset.

I am inspired by the soft peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the late spring early summer mountain laurel and rhododendron. I have written in a rocking chair on the front porch of a cabin in Zion National Park, seeing the sky-high peaks right in front of me and feeling like a tiny insect.

The moon and stars in the night sky remind me every night how vast the universe is, and I remember that writing in itself is a gift to my heart and to my soul.

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