Sometimes, nature does it for me - the park, the countryside, even my own back garden.
On other occasions, I like the city with its mixture of traffic, footsteps and overheard conversations.
The hubbub of a coffee shop can inspire me. Being surrounded by books in a library or bookshop can do it too.
The point is that on occasion, your creativity needs a change of scenery to fire up. It needs a new kind of input, be it overheard conversation, fresh air or the colours of the high street. More than just adding new inspiration, it can give us a fresh perspective, especially if we're struggling with a plot twist or a character.
So next time your muse invites you out on a date, go. Drink coffee, stare in shop windows, or skip through a field. Do it. You won't regret it.