Why Writers Should Go Outside

Most writers have heard of “Outside,” even if we’ve never seen it. Supposedly, it’s a mysterious place where this thing called “society” is, where people buy things in stores instead of buying them on Amazon, and they talk face-to-face instead of over text message. If you ask me, that sounds pretty terrifying.

In all seriousness, writers do have a reputation of being hermits who spend most of their days in the shelter of their home or local coffee shop (we have to fuel our creativity somehow). Oftentimes, this is with good reason: we need to be able to focus on our craft without other people interrupt us, and that’s much more likely to happen when we leave our safe writing bubble.

But what if the benefits outweigh the costs? We might embrace the hermit lifestyle, but we might be wise to step outside every so often – there are definitely some good reasons to do so.

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July in Pictures

I don’t share much of my photography on my blog, but since I’ve been taking a lot of pictures over the past month and because I forgot to write a blog post for this week, I have some for you today!

It’s actually been super hot outside the last two weeks or so – most days the temperature has been up in the 90s, which might not seem like a lot for some, but it’s pretty hot for a Pennsylvanian who prefers milder summers.

Even so, I ventured out of my house to visit a some local parks. On a few of these excursions, I brought my camera with me to take pictures, since many of these parks have beautiful plants, especially flowers. But anyway, that’s enough talking. Click below to see some of my pictures!

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