Traveling in creative writing is not a new concept, and it’s something that many writers have put into practice and made a part of their work. But, as with many innovative ideas, it doesn’t come without its challenges. Below we discuss how to go about it, both while traveling and when bringing your work back home.
When traveling for a short period of time for work, it’s often necessary to have a place to stay and lots of money to pay for it. So, if you’re looking to write about your travels, it’s imperative to do some research and consideration regarding the rules and regulations of the country you’re traveling to – whether you’re in another country or in a different state of the United States. For example, you may need a visa to enter Canada, but you may not need one to enter California.
These are all important things to consider, and they will dictate what types of activities you can and cannot engaged in while traveling. Your editor may also have additional advice for you regarding what to write about and how to go about it.
When Bringing Your Work Home
When returning home from a trip, whether it’s been written about or not, your work will be accompanied by you. There are so many things that you can do to ensure that your work is as polished and presentable as possible, but none of them will matter if you don’t have someone to read and critique your work. Thankfully, having a healthy and supportive network of friends and family around you can be just the push you need to continue building your creative writing career.
It’s always a good idea to travel with an unfinished piece of creative writing in hand. The journey will inspire you, and the constant flow of ideas and the people you meet along the way will help you to shape those ideas into something greater. Even if you don’t end up using the ideas from the trip, the act of writing and the experiences you have while doing it will help you to grow as a person and as a writer.
Traveling in creative writing can be both rewarding and beneficial. Even just a short trip can inspire new ideas, give you a fresh perspective on things, and allow you to indulge in your creative side. So, next time you’re planning on traveling, consider the benefits that this journey could bring and, above all, make sure that you’re not breaking any rules by doing it!