Phase 2: Clutter in the creative process Click here for phase 1 You know your creative process is cluttered when You feel an oomph to get things done but when you sit down to work nothing seems to happen You have a to-do list that grows more rapidly than it shrinks You feel generally uninspired… Continue reading Declutter Your Writing Process (Phase 2 of 2)
Writing is especially cluttery Of all the creative modalities, writing is not the most straightforward. If I draw something from direct observation, I put pencil to paper. I observe and I make marks. I’m using a single sense: vision. With writing, I use all five senses. I write imaginatively, I roam far and wide… I… Continue reading Declutter Your Writing Process (Phase 1 of 2)
Today, across the world, millions of writers sat down at their desks to write. A substantial percentage of them never actually wrote anything. They sat down with good intentions and then proceeded to deliberate blank out do something else What is this mysterious problem that blocks writers? Low energy Frustration over the process Low opinion… Continue reading Do You Struggle With Low Motivation to Write?
Feelings come and go. Everyone gets into low emotional states from time to time. Sometimes, though, people get stuck in negative emotional states. No matter what they try, it feels ineffectual, like trying to fight their way out of a paper sack. You’re here because you want to try something different. When you believe you… Continue reading When You Don’t Believe In Yourself, Try This
People say to “trust the process” but what does that mean? It can mean a lot of things. Some advice might feel watered down, like suggesting to someone who is genuinely blocked that they can fix all their problems by “chilling out.” On the other hand, trusting the process is actually quite profound. When your… Continue reading Is it BS When People Say Writers Should “Trust the Process?”