Creativity

A Windy Poem

The wind commanded this poem (and the drawing above) out of me:   Wearisome wind, Whistling and whirling, It’s windsome.   Whipping round walls, Whirring down walkways, It’s wildsome.   Another example of making up words, as written about previously. Perhaps there are official words I could’ve used there that would be more descriptive but […]

Talking about Procrastination. Again.

Talking about procrastination again (like I did here and here) I came across this in a book called “The Right to Write” by Julia Cameron. There are myriads of reasons we procrastinate but this is one of the more convincing theories I’ve come across: A primary reason writers procrastinate is in order to build up […]

Making up Words

The sun makes my eyes tired. In a soporific sort of way. The word “soporific” always makes me think of Beatrix Potter’s “Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies” It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is “soporific.” I have never felt sleepy after eating lettuces; but then I am not a rabbit. […]

When you don’t want to write

A friend said to me the other day that when I manage to win my battle against procrastination by actually being productive and then find myself in a procrastinating abyss shortly after that, I should just be in the moment, revelling in and embracing the procrastinating experience. Because something wonderful may just come out of […]

Get Unstuck. Walk.

It was raining on and off – the perfect day for cosying up with a blankie and a book which is exactly what I’d been doing the whole morning. I felt the need to connect with the outside world, to interact with strangers and talk to them about everyday things in meaningful ways. I wanted […]

DO NOT read this if you are feeling at all hungry

There in the fridge sits A tart sweet, buttery coconut and marmalade crust Its baked-in seduction Seeps Slowly Through the door seal Its stealthy stickiness sneeking Over kitchen tiles creeping Down berugged passage sliding sideways And then a bedroom door that’s found ajar A gap! Surprise! Hahar! A terrifyingly irresistible trap It’s followed your wondering […]

It’s ok not to specialise – maybe you’re a Scanner

What was I going to write about? Oh yes, “Scanners”. No, not the type you use to make digital copies of family photos to store on your PC but, rather, a type of personality. They have also been referred to as generalists or multi-potentialites. The term “Scanner” is used by Barbara Sher to describe a […]

Why you shouldn’t go it alone (unless you really want to)

I’ve been having one of those weeks when I feel considerably fluffy headed. I can’t think clearly. Although I felt more like it was clearly, “I can’t think”. At all! I decided while feeling like this it would be a good time to binge watch YouTube videos, my latest obsession being the motivational/self-improvement category. Those […]

Unfurling the Lotus – A Creativity Technique for Writers and Other Animals

“This character has no depth” “What on earth am I going to do to jazz up my bedroom?” “I just can’t picture the world he’s trying to build” “Where should I go on my holiday?”   ***This post contains affiliate links which will hopefully earn us enough money to buy coffee. We only link to […]

So You Think You’re Not Creative?

  There’s an interesting label I keep seeing thrown about the Interweb. It’s become a sign of membership to an elite group of surpassingly intelligent beings, those who know no boundaries to their skill and extraordinary thought processes. These beings have a style all their own and spend their time adroitly hurling paint at a […]

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