Writers are often asked where they get their ideas. One of my favorite sources of writerly inspiration is museums. I find all types of museums interesting, whether they are big or small, local or national, low or high tech, or broad or narrow in scope.
Why are museums great for inspiring ideas for writing nonfiction?
Even if I don't write about something I see in a museum, I always
learn something unexpected,
exercise my curiosity,
practice my observation skills, and
ponder questions & answers.
I experience the wonder of contemplating something new — just like children do every day.
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