#InstaWrimo Day 6: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

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In my creative backpack:

Bikurgurl 2017
Bikurgurl 2017, Homeschooling at the Coffee House

{Images taken & edited with my iPhone S in the basic Instagram Application}

I rarely leave the house without a notebook. As a result, my writing spot varies greatly. I find writing at home is comfortable, but writing while I’m out is wonderful for jogging my memory or capturing those random, elusive thoughts that come to me as I encounter new situations. I find this complements my writing style well. When I’m in a groove, I just slip on my headphones or pop in my earbuds, and write away.

If, however, I find myself stuck, I take cues and clues from my envioronment and the people around me. A snatch of conversation or color of a handbag is sometimes enough to jog my creative rut and begin anew with this found piece to my plot.

Bikurgurl 2018, Julep Nail Bar
Catching up on writing & garden planning while waiting for my pedicure — just a little me time!


Day 6 inspiration comes from my travels? Writing in my Leuchtturm 1917 or Travelers Journals, I’m able to get my ideas out of my head and onto paper. Doodling when necessary, and as I said yesterday:

Handwriting is my preferred form of writing – the flow I get when handwriting offers so much more freedom of thought than typing. I find when I type my writing, I am much more rigid and less likely to allow my thoughts to stick to the page. When I handwrite, I rarely make corrections as I go. I allow the misspellings, the incorrect grammar, and my own spoken phrasing, to be incorporated into the text without over-editing {as I tend to do with blog posts!}.

I can also just doodle and paste in stickers or scraps of paper, material, or whatever else will fit. It adds to the organic nature of my writing, as well as the mixed media quality of my bullet journals and travelers notebooks. However, I also just grab spiral bound notebooks – no worries!

Where do you write?


Are you participating in #InstaWrimo this month? What could be better – my love of Instagram and my love of NaNoWriMo?

Haven’t heard of it? Are you being creative?

Creative Backpacks

NaNoWriMo is kicking off March 2018 with an inspirational BANG! If you participate in my 100 Word Wednesdays, Sonya’s Three Line Tales, or better yet: Franks’ Tuesday Photo Challenge, you’re familiar with the concept of a picture being worth at least a few words.


Hope to see your inspiration!

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