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We can force inspiration by setting up triggers. If we play the same music or light the same candle--whatever trigger works to say IT IS TIME TO CREATE!--the creativity tends to happen. Training the brain to work this way is much more reliable than waiting for a good idea. One writer leaves the laptop on at night for the morning, with email and social media closed, and only the WIP open and ready for the next day.
Seth Godin said, “The notion that I do my work here, now, like this, even when I don’t feel like it, and especially when I do not feel like it, is very important. Because lots and lots of people are creative when they feel like it, but you are not going to become a professional if you do it when you don’t feel like it” (from “Honing Your Creative Practice,” Manage Your Day-to-Day).
I tend to sit in the same spot, with my laptop and my coffee, when I write on the computer. When I proofread, I sit at a desk and use a purple pen to mark my manuscript. These changes help me adjust to the change in work mode.