Take a digital writing detox every so often. Using pen and paper forces you to slow down, to consider the words you are using. It’s an act of mindfulness in our busy, instant, electronic world—no distracting notifications jump from a page.
Pen and paper are markers of time, memory makers and re-connectors. Remember how they helped you express in angst-ridden teen diaries through to grown-up journals? The actual written word contains our hopes, ideas and emotions flowing from our brains in an experience not replicated with a keyboard, igniting and releasing inspiration when it feels the muse has gone.
Tracy Stewart is a fiction author, creativity & book coach, freelance content creator, and bibliotherapist. A Brit relocated to France, she is passionate about supporting women to find their creative and expressive place within their own lives working with organisations providing frameworks to facilitate that.