We quite often don’t appreciate what we have right on our doorstep. I’ve walked around town with my head down or with my mind wandering and seeing nothing around me. I know there are some shops on the High street I’ve never walked into and I’m sure there are some gems I’m missing. Have you ever had a good look around the town where you live? There are parks, shops, churches, pretty houses and gardens we take for granted and could be potential sources of inspiration. You might find a bench to sit on or a cafe window to look through and watch the people of your town walk by or you might notice a building or view you never appreciated before.
Try this: Have a walk around the place where you live. Note down what and who you see. Describe your surroundings or draft a narrative using your town as a setting. Watch people go by and use who you see as inspiration for your stories. Enjoy.