Patricia Willers

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Patricia Willers is the author of "Case by Case Basis," a book of short stories (April 2016) and "Wandering Canalside" (2013). Her writing includes fiction, short stories, travel writing, beer writing and more. Currently, she writes and teaches in Davis, California.

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Patricia Willers Location, location, location!

When I can't write and there's a huge blockade in front of my creative brain, I get out. I go somewhere for the afternoon…more
Location, location, location!

When I can't write and there's a huge blockade in front of my creative brain, I get out. I go somewhere for the afternoon or evening or for a day trip! My favorites over the years include airports, train rides, dark cafes, and anywhere with a fireplace. I also love going to the nearest body of water. It's calming, and lends itself calmly to pondering, and then... writing.

Things I avoid when I have writer's block: tv (sucks me in or puts me in a sad, hopeless state), Harry Potter (I'll never stop), and snacks that make your fingers sticky (constantly getting up to wash your hands is a great way to not write anything).(less)
Patricia Willers There are a lot of different ways to find inspiration. For me, travelling is up at the top of the list. Reading, too, is an amazing way to spark your…moreThere are a lot of different ways to find inspiration. For me, travelling is up at the top of the list. Reading, too, is an amazing way to spark your brain. Anytime I go anywhere--to a new city or country, to the grocery store, to the Beer Shoppe, I take a notebook, and I often write down observations, fragments of conversation, anything that reminds me of something that I'm writing about or might like to write about someday. Ideas are everywhere, and as a writer, I love to find them. It might be the best part about being a writer. Observing life and energy and movement is fun.(less)
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Wandering Canalside

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