Quote of the Week

Quote of the week: “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” - Toni Morrison

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Benefit of Writing Prompts

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Have you ever sat down to write and just didn't feel the creative juices flowing? Some days can be harder than others to get the muse to do it's job. Sometimes it is helpful to have something to visualize and then write about it. This visualization can be take the form of a photograph. Find an image that inspires you to write and just write for 10 to 15 minutes on that photograph. Let your mind roam free as it comes up with a story explaining that picture and what is happening in it. It doesn't have to be anything grand or elaborate. Just let your imagination run free. You might be surprised where your creativity might take you.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Never Ending Circle

Have you ever felt that your talent is lacking or that all efforts you've made with writing have been wasted? Have you ever teetered on the edge of despair and felt like the chasm of defeat is just waiting to shallow you whole? I confess this is the most devastating part of being a writer and at times feel like it will be the end of all my creative genius. But instead of looking at these times as a curse it may help to view them as a catalyst for pure creativity. A beginning to something new. Destitution bears the fruit restitution. Consider this... that every down has an up and every up has a down and so on. It is an endless cycle that repeats over and over. It's a cycle of creativity, productivity, success, and uncertainty that dives headlong into a total distrust of your abilities.