The Saturday Writing Quote—creativity and walking

“If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.”
– Raymond InmonIMGP1813

“I write a given number of words a day, currently about 400, and I do it five days a week when I’m working full strength on a book. [If I get stuck, I take a walk.] There’s some kind of process by which a morning walk of about 35 minutes reliably produces an idea at about the two-thirds point, halfway up a 200-yard hill – I often think of a word or an answer to something I’m working on then and there as the blood starts to perk.”
— Ivan Doig (1939-2015), quoted by Mary Ann Gwinn, Seattle Times book editor, in The Missoulian, 5/3/15

(photo by Leslie: the road in front of my house)

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