“You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair—the sense that you can never completely put on the page what’s in your mind and heart…Come to it anyway, but lightly. You must not come lightly to the blank page.” Stephen King Sage advice from a very prolific writer. He didn’t
“People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that…” – Harlan Ellison In January, I focused on a few ways to light that spark of inspiration.
Who doesn’t want to be brilliant? When I first came across Todd Henry’s book, THE ACCIDENTAL CREATIVE: How to Be Brilliant At A Moment’s Notice, the title immediately caught my attention. I am working really hard at the creative process. How, I wondered do you become a Creative accidentally? Henry’s description of a Creative encompasses
I read somewhere that it is helpful to have a mantra that you repeat over and over to help you get in the mood to write. I’m thinking mine should be something like this quote from Natalie Goldberg. Seriously! Every day that I don’t write, I chastise myself for not accomplishing what I had intended
According to Don Hahn, the producer of The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast, in his book, Brain Storm, the foundation for creative thinking is formed from three key elements: A huge amount of information Untiring interest in your work. The ability and the ruthlessness to take out the trash. This week, we’ll get
Have you ever noticed when you are the most creative? Science tells us that it is that foggy time between sleeping and waking. According to Kevan Lee in his article, The Best Time to Write and Get Ideas – According to Science, “We know that the creative mind is an early riser and that the editing mind
See Oh the Places You’ll Go for the first post in Capturing Creativity. New posts will appear every Tuesday. Until then…
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go… Dr. Seuss Today is the beginning of my new year-long project and I’m super excited.