101 creative tips: Read a book

Get a nice hot cup of coffee/hot chocolate/tea
Get a nice old book, something that has warm and musty smell, something with a bit of age to it (preferably something that has been recommended to you by a friend or loved one). 
Put your feet up on your footstool (if you don’t have one, you need one).
Put a healthy bone down for your dog (if you don’t have a dog, you need one).
Read the book.
Putting yourself into another creative person’s world or into a researched work of non-fiction will ignite your imagination. If it doesn’t, you have read the wrong book. Repeat the steps until you get inspired. 

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