Do you have a lucky charm you can place in your sacred space? A few words of inspiration? A quote from your favourite book or a compelling illustration?
Anything that makes you happy belongs in your life so that you can draw inspiration from it.
Why not create yourself a mood board? You could even do one for your story or characters (but more on that later).
Self-expression is the key to writing. It is the best way to convey your work and to do that you need to be inspired!
I myself have a small shelf above my desk with crystal gemstones (for good vibes and energy), children's strange creature toys (to remind me that anything is possible. If they can make it out of plastic then someone has to dream it up). I have a card with a unicorn and inspiring quote on and a plastic apple.
Why an apple?
For in my opinion Disneys ‘snow white and the seven dwarfs’ would not be possible without this delicious fruit poisoned by the evil queen. It reminds me that a story can be based and created around anything, for in the mind anything is possible.
And ‘snow white and the seven dwarfs’ would be an entirely different story without that all significant apple!