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.
2/14/2019 06:06:58 am
Great reminder. Thanks Christine!
1/31/2020 07:18:38 am
By the time they realize this, it might be too late to invest in a bigger house instead, because everyone had been emotionally attached to their home already. What do we do when the whole family could be falling apart from each other's demand for more space? Get rid of all the clutter. Your children will not be six or eight year olds forever so while you may have needed a whole room just for their toys a few years ago, it maybe time to put everything in a box and just use the extra space to create more room for the children.
2/18/2019 12:51:19 pm
Great idea! SO many wonderful exhibits and bits of information in a museum that will generate a LOT of new ideas. Thanks for reminding us of this resource!
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