I just posted this to my Curious Voyager blog however I thought this would be good for everyone. If you are writing or thinking about it some of the thoughts in this Fast Company blog could be of interest to you.
Read more, listen more and see more. Let yourself be stirred by all things. Go places you have not been and believe me there are some right in your own city.
Step outside your comfort zone and see how others do it.
Five Innovative New Year's Resolutions | Fast Company: "To be more innovative, then, you need more diverse sources of information and inspiration. Resolve to read magazines you've never considered, watch movies you think you'd hate, and attend lectures of topics apparently unrelated to what you do."