Now that the Olympics are over, it’s time to get back to the business of writing (for me anyway). This blog by Pilot Fish is just the thing to get me back on track.
In order to write creatively, we need to exercise our free-spirited and impulsive right brain. It might take a while to “liberate” this side of the brain especially if we have worked in fields that are linear, concrete, and require rationale thought. This is what happened to me many years ago when I switched from a career in teaching and publishing to full-time writing. As I began my apprenticeship in the creative arts, I had to dispel several myths about the writing process and writers.
“Lost in My Life (Price Tags) ” by Rachel Perry Welty, DeCordova Museum.
1. Myth: Writers Are Strange.
There is an element of truth to this! Writers (and other creative people) must be willing to look below the surface of everyday life and explore the world and relationships like a curious outsider. This perspective sets us apart, but at the same time, it allows us…
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I need to get back to writing and my creative side. Life and work are in the way right now. I need downtime to let those creative juices flow. Someday….soon, I hope.
Me too! I’m getting over a bad cold which provided me with an excuse to watch Season 1 & 2 of Breaking Bad. I’ve got a couple of writing projects that need revision, but can’t settle down and focus. Maybe after season 3?