Philip A. Oldfield
The first thing is this. I always believe there’s a solution – no matter what. Consequently, I haven’t, as yet, gone into a tail spin and crashed from the heady heights of euphoria when I’m writing in full-flow to drowning in the depths of despair wondering if the edifice I face to write creatively is too high to be overcome.
Occasionally though, I hit an arid phase. Rather than attempting to write amidst a mind besieged by battling thoughts and voices, I escape... I love being near, in and seeing water; I cycle to different parts of the city, grab a drink in a local cafe’ and let people and the surrounds wash over me; I might meet up with some friends for a catch-up or read another writer’s work – and float in their universe for a while.