Creativity Hasn’t a Clock
by amy elizabeth
Writing is an expression of thought, a collection of words gathered and creatively arranged in a way to make a point. What makes those words interesting isn’t necessarily the subject, but how a writer dazzles a reader with their presence in the piece.
The time to write isn’t after you catch up on your to-do list; it’s when you’re wishing you had the time. That thought is your inspiration. It’s at that very moment when the smallest spark of creativity has the ability to ignite the fiery passion in a romance novel, or maybe the end to an unwritten story.
• Helpful Tips:
Write first, edit later. Tell your story as if you were writing an email or a letter, in other words put yourself in the piece. If you’re writing a manuscript, remember telling the story is your first priority; the editing is better left to an editor.
Start a dream journal, after all, dreams are the outcome of a busy mind – yours. It doesn’t matter if a dream consists of a lot of nonsense; it’s what doesn’t make sense that can build the foundation for a great story.
It‘s not uncommon for me to visit local resorts where my only agenda is to try and create a masterfully written piece. These frequent overnight mini vacations are intended to be an inspirational adventure. But realistically I’ve been fooling myself; too often blank page gazing has proved that creativity hasn’t a clock.