• http://www.altaresources.com/ Cory Grassell

    My best, most-creative thinking occurs in the bathroom, in the shower, and when running.

  • RavenArienne

    You might relate to this, then: http://blog.raventools.com/11-ideal-times-to-write/. I get great ideas when I’m gardening, or at least empty my mind of stress so that I can be creative later.

  • http://www.altaresources.com/ Cory Grassell

    I appreciate the link. So true. Wherever you write/think best, it’s a matter of finding what works for you. But I think we can all agree that florescent-lit cubicles sap creativity and productivity. Get outside the office, switch it up. I always joke that I put in 168 hours a week because, as a writer, I’m constantly thinking, conceptualizing, turning ideas into prose … When I’m not at work, my mind doesn’t rest.

  • http://thechroniclesofrenard.blogspot.com/ Renard Moreau

    [ Laughs ] You had me with the coffee pot part.

    My creativity seems to be boosted by physical exercise; a long walk or a jog increases the blood flow to my brain enabling me to come up with great ideas for articles.

  • RavenArienne

    What’s the best idea for an article you have had while walking or jogging? Something that turned out well?

  • http://thechroniclesofrenard.blogspot.com/ Renard Moreau

    [ Smiles ] Wow, there are so many; I would have to go with the one about indiscriminate littering.

  • RavenArienne

    Sounds logical :)

  • http://www.directenergy.com/ Adam P. Newton

    Such a rad article. Your suggestions are especially pertinent for me, as I write copy about what many view as a rather boring industry. I appreciate the recommendation to allow my mind wander around the office – literally and figuratively – as a way to improve the creation and execution of ideas.