It’s amazing how often my writer’s block clears the moment I’m driving a car. It’s as if a fog lifts and the words come tumbling forth, desperate to be anchored to a fixed point in my mind. Unfortunately, I’ve no means to capture them.
On a train, plane or boat, I have the opportunity to scribble. Watching out the window, the world speeds past and stimulates. Why motion fires up the brain cells, I don’t know. Travelling has inspired many writers. Rudyard Kipling in India, Bill Bryson around the world, Robert Louis Stevenson and many others those who pen a travel journal or use their voyage to inspire a story.
Take a journey, it doesn’t have to be too far, but I find it helps unravel my thoughts and opens my eyes just that bit wider.
English Passengers – Matthew Kneale