Everyone needs to embrace a ritual to get into right brain. Mine is the morning walk. I have a coach–see my middle photo where Mortie gives me a scornful eye for taking too long in gathering up my jacket, shoes, leash etc. If I run back to answer a phone or worse, check email, the look becomes vociferous. Not just barking, but shaped moans and groans.
The final photo shows a random hole in the sky. The monotony of walking helps you think but to be creative in any of the arts you need to be open to serendipitous input. You want to observe details closer. My digital camera is helping me with that. So my three secret writing tools: a morning walk, a talking dog and my digital camera.