As a writer you have probably experienced the same thing. You’re on a flow and you can see the entire story in front of you. The characters are basically speaking through you. But then out of the blue, you get stuck. The dreaded writer’s block.

I am a writer who is really dependent on inspiration and I know there are people out there who say that there is no such thing as writer’s block, but believe me I get it sometimes. Usually in smaller doses and here is my favorite way of getting the inspiration back. Walking! It is that simple. Well, for me at least.

It might be the area around where I live. There is a path that goes around a small lake five minutes outside of my house.


The path winds through woods and over rivers. Some of the bridges are taken directly from any fantasy novel.


The trees are close to the path and can go from the light leafy trees to more heavy pine trees.


The lake is not really isolated, but I can still walk around lost in thoughts and not bothered with the modern world.


It is great to be able to walk for fifteen minutes and then feel like you’re in a different world and time.


I hope these pictures have helped you if you are stuck or maybe they have inspired you to take a walk. I know writing this have giving me the desire to talk a walk. Just to bad it 1:30 AM here in Norway.


JH Lillevik is a writer of sci-fi and fantasy. He writes screenplays, novels and short stories. He also works as a writing consultant for upcoming writers. His specialty is mythology, world building and psychology.

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