This tip is from the talented Liz Garton Scanlon, author of the Caldecott Honor book ALL THE WORLD, illustrated by Marla Frazee. Her newest, NOODLE AND LOU, illustrated by Arthur Howard, is a delight. Obviously, Liz's tip works!
"Free up the body to free up the muse! Iíve frequently found myself unstuck on a run. (The solo kind of run, sans iPod). I donít carry paper and pen with me, but I seem to be able to retain whole lines while my bloodís pumping. I hurry to write them down when I get home. A yoga session with vigorous breathing seems to serve the same purpose. The ideas come when Iím supposed to be meditating. Don't tell!Ē