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When Creativity Hits…

Good Morning everyone!  I thought that while #nanowrimo is going on right now that it might be a good idea to discuss creativity in writing.

We never know when those creative juices will start flowing on their own as opposed to pushing them to flow as we write during a scheduled time.  Last week, I woke up one morning at 3am and my brain just lit up with creative ideas!  I had ideas for the title of my short story book as well as a new short story idea and I wound up getting up and writing an outline for the new story before going to work!  It was one of those days that if I had been able to stay home that day, I probably would’ve written for 6+ hours that day.

But there I was on November 1st a few days later – the first day of NaNoWriMo – and nothing!!  I sat there staring at my manuscript for about an hour and I just couldn’t get motivated to write at all.

It can be frustrating to not be able to write when you have great ideas flowing, but it can be just as frustrating when you have time to write and no thing’s stirring.  But we have to remember WHY we write – because we love it and have these stories inside that we desperately want to share with the world. 

So don’t let the dry spells get you too frustrated.  Remember that the creative days will come – and we’ll take advantage as often as we can!

#lovetowrite  #creativethinking 

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  1. Linda Crowder

    I have had both the brainstorm and the lull. I think that is just the way it goes. Fortunately, those brainstorms seem to carry me through quite a few chapters. When I’m in a lull, I like to get outside for awhile. I find that taking my dog, Reese, for a long walk not only helps me feel better, it helps me plot out where I want my story to go next.

    Of course, there are those sections that I come across during re-writes when I think, “What the heck was I thinking?” But that’s another story!

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