How much do our surroundings impact on creativity?

I recently spent four days travelling around the beautiful Rhodope mountains of Bulgaria.  It reminded me how, when surrounded by such magnificent views and picturesque scenery, it makes it so much easier to gather inspiration, excite creativity, and help words to flow.

And then I heard a programme on Radio 4 about famous British poets and writers such as Wordsworth and Byron who ‘loved mountains’ and ‘mountain landscapes’, and Dickens, who was inspired in his villa in Lausanne, Switzerland  to complete major works such as David Copperfield and Great Expectations.

So I asked myself ‘what impact does my working environment (at home) have on the flow of words and ideas for my copywriting and web content writing?’  The answer is ‘OK’, considering the limited space and lack of amazing views, but certainly not as inspirational as looking out on a beautiful snowy mountain range.

Mmm, food for thought……..

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