Inspiring destinations for writers (a guest post)

Hey, guys! We all know that finding inspiration for writing isn’t always easy. As an article writer, I sometimes find it hard to write about random topics. I mean, when you have to write about random stuff like medical equipment suppliers, college applications, custom paint jobs or custom made church chairs, it can be hard to make it an inspired article. For articles like these, I just try to imagine what would make a reader enjoy these articles and find inspiration in being able to share interesting information to readers.

Today I have this guest post from the guys over at The Cruise Web. We know traveling to new places can be a great source of inspiration, so here they have some ideas for inspiring destinations for writers.

Inspiring destinations for writers
By Erica Kritt, The Cruise Web Team

Inspiration can come from anywhere. It can come from a quote you see on a website. It can come from a picture of your great aunt Sue from the 1920s. It can come from your crazy co-worker who is obsessed with parrots. Many writers and artistic people seek their inspiration from faraway cultures and lands. This is why travel is so important to the creative process. If you seek to use a destination as your inspiration, traveling to that destination will be worth its weight in gold. You could walk in the footsteps of your muse, go to a cultural celebration like Carnival in Rio, and taste the authentic tastes of the region.

Here is a list of three destinations that might be just the perfect inspiration for your next novel, documentary or fashion show.

1. Machu Picchu – Situated on the top of a Peruvian mountain this ancient Incan city is shrouded in mystery. The structure of the city still stands, but it’s unclear what the buildings were used for and who exactly lived there centuries ago. That’s where you come in. What a great starting point for a novel reimagining the times when this city wasn’t a tourist attraction, it was a place of magic and wonder.

2. Hong Kong – Hong Kong has an interesting background. It can be considered the spot where east meets west. From 1841 to 1997 this Chinese territory was officially under British rule. Now the residents of Hong Kong are Chinese citizens once more. However, western influences remain making Hong Kong a unique blend of cultures. What a perfect place to set an intriguing story.

3. Vienna, Austria – Classical masters like Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms all spent significant time in Vienna. This beautiful, ornate city boasts a strong history of artistic freedom. Travel to Vienna on a river cruise to learn about the music that came from this city and experience this center of creativity at places like the Burgtheater and the Wiener Musikverein (concert hall). You might even want to “slip” some Freudian influences into your story.

Now what destination would inspire you? Or, rather, where would you like to visit in hopes of being inspired?

Erica Kritt works at The Cruise Web. The Cruise Web is a travel agency that specializes in cruising. The expert cruise consultants focus on providing travelers with the best value for their time and money in finding and booking a cruise vacation!

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