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Monday, September 28, 2009

When writing is tough

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This is an experiment to see how well original composition works in RedGage.  It is an effort to work smarter, not harder.  It is also about what to do when writing does not happen as easily as you usually experience.

Occasionally I have confronted this state of being, I have done a little piece titled, "Why I can't write."  The purpose of it is to practice expressing feelings, the reality of the situation and possible solutions to the problem.  A subsequent piece might be called, "How it was back when I couldn't write."  Sometimes just a few sentences will get you unstuck.

Creativity is an elusive thing, here today and sometimes gone tomorrow.  Creativity is about tapping into your non rational, non linear capacity for thought and for expressing emotion.  It is also about breaking the rules, and about "thinking outside the box," to use a cliche.

Know that all writers experience feeling blocked.  And each of us has his or her own way of ending the dry spell.  This is mine for the day here.

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2 comments:

betmo said...

mmm... i find that most days i don't feel like writing. of course, i lost my verve for the clarion call of revolution too. :) nowadays, i am content to dwell in the past and passively read others' words :)

Carol Gee said...

Howdy Betmo.
You use an important word, "content." It is the state of being that we strive for, isn't it? Letting go of the drivers "I should ___," "I ought to ___," or "I need to ___," is a fine goal.
Thanks for being my faithful reader for all these years, my friend. And Peace.

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