There have been times when I have been asked to what I attribute the success of my work thus far. My answer would be the trust I have placed in the ability to go within and write from the soul. I believe that when one comes from a place of listening to the inner guidance within the heart where your Higher Power is found, beautiful things can happen. This means writing from the heart which is the seat of the soul - and not the mind. The heart will always tell you what the mind will not. The mind will insist on practicality; the heart and soul of it are your feelings and emotions. This also means writing from a place of honesty, integrity and genuineness - without an agenda. We must remember that it is always for the greater good because we are indeed, all One.
In addition, I have found that if we ask, Spirit will always send us those who have something to teach us or send the gift of something we need to know. I would suggest that you find the place were you feel the most connected to your inner self.
Prayer is talking to God/Source/Higher Power or whatever you choose by name, but 'meditation' is listening for the response. However, it is one thing to listen and another to act on the information given. Focusing on the inner guidance and sharing what will be helpful to others is key. For me, there is never a place I feel more connected than by the sea.