If you’re like most writers, you probably spend a big part of your day seated at your desk in front of a computer.
There are stories and blog posts to write, comments to reply to, emails to send, Facebook pages and Instagram accounts to update, articles to Tweet, and the list goes on. If we’re not careful, we can easily fall into the trap of staring at a computer screen for hours.
And that’s not only detrimental to our health but also detrimental to our creativity.
Science fiction writer Orson Scott Card observes, “Take care of your body. Writing is a sedentary business; it’s easy for many of us to get fat and sluggish. Your brain is attached to the rest of your body. You can’t do your best work when you’re weak or in ill health.”
Card’s solution? A daily walk. He writes, “It’s worth the time to take an hour’s walk before writing. You may write a bit less for the time spent, but you may find that you write better.”
Card isn’t the only writer who lauded the benefits of walking. Read on to discover several of the famous writers who were also walkers and how a daily walk can boost your creativity.