A Different Perspective
Writing about the same old place over and over can get a little dull. If you're really familiar with the place you're writing about, you could overwhelm readers with over-the-top descriptions of streets, shops and houses and lose track of how the place feels.
Why not challenge yourself to write about your home-town or your favourite place as if it's the first time you've ever been there? Or why not try setting a story in your town as it used to be a hundred years ago? Better still, why not really push yourself and write as if your home-town was abandoned (for some mysterious reason), on another world, or in an alternate universe (mmmm Steampunk!). The possibilities are unlimited!
|The sea rose up and the pier was consumed...|
However you do it, looking at familiar things from a different perspective can be really exciting and inspiring.