• Writing Ideas

    To Write or Not To Write

    Often writers hear, “You should write every day.” Good advice…maybe. Writing is an out pouring of creativity. If a writer writers every day, when can the “creative well” be replenished? Are there times when a writer shouldn’t write? Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way suggests going a week without reading: no books, no newspapers, no backs of cereal boxes, no emails, nothing that involves mentally or physically forming words out of the letters on the paper or monitors. This (along with her other suggestions) is supposed to stimulate your creativity. I tried to go without reading a few times. I never made it through an entire week. But, if not…

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    Creativity

    Last month I signed up for a Continuing Education  class on the topic of Creativity. I was really looking forward to the class, but Monday I received a call that “Due to lack of enrollment” the  class had been canceled. Now, in the past I’ve taught a class titled “Tapping into Your Creativity” and conducted a session at a RWA  National Conference on the topic, but I’m always interested in learning more about the subject. I’ve always admired people who come up with new, innovative ideas, and I’m always looking for ways to make my writing a little different  from what’s generally available. If you’re like me, looking for ways to jump…