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Creativity creeps and streams as it will—its own schedule it desires. Such erratic behavior from the artist's juice can frustrate any writer. Don't be passive with creativity. Do whatever you find that works to make yourself write—creatively—each day (and without chemicals—the goal is sustained creativity).
Society encourages conformity. As a creative person, you will likely wilt if you conform too much. Life places demands on every person. Overcome them with your creativity, not through conformity. You will be enriched—perhaps discovering great story subjects—and you just might get rich, too.
Sure, creativity wants to do its own thing. That's its essence. Try to put it on a schedule. Plan to write everyday. If you have a day job, set aside a block of time before or after work—a block during which you are only allowed to write. When you write everyday, precious creative juices flow more readily.
It has been said that there is always one more way to do something. Yours!
That statement does not mean that your unique perspective is a waste, though. Harness your creativity—your unique perspective—and you will at least be very pleased with your writing (and the amount you write).
Ever get an exceptional idea for a pivotal scene while shopping for cumquats? (Ever shop for cumquats?) Did you write it down before it mutated (to something undesirable), withered, or evaporated? Avoid idea rot! Tote pen and paper (or PDA) wherever. When creativity comes without considering your convenience, write down what comes. And right away!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|