Hello, Adair Heitmann writing to you today about creativity. As writers we expect our inspirational well to always be full. Our readers, agents, editors, and publishers do too. Yet, there comes a moment, every so often, when the brain freezes, we pause, and the words don’t come out right, or they don’t make it out at all. Or, in the real world of writers, you just don’t have the time to write today, but want to stay connected to your muse. If this happens to you, why not use a tried and true creativity technique? It is . . . move a muscle. Get up out of your chair, and walk over to your “Quotes” file. Remember the file I told you about in my July 22, 2009 “The Power of the Written Word” blog?
Dip your hand in and randomly choose a quote. Let it fill your writing vessel, enjoy the stimulating moment. Today’s quote is:
In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dull and know I had to put it to the grindstone again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well-oiled in the closet, but unused. ~ Ernest Hemingway
Until next time, keep on writing!