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Feeling a lack of creativity? Take a look at this.


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Photo credit: s277.photobucket.com

 

What do you do when you’re creativity takes a hike? Do you?

  • Tie yourself to your chair and remain there until words form on the blank screen/ piece of paper.
  • Surf the internet for inspiration and end up spending all day being inspired… but not productive, in any shape or form.
  • Go for a short walk… which turns into an all day hike.
  • Stand in front of a mirror and repeat positive affirmations to yourself, about your writing abilities, until you have driven yourself demented.
  • Give up and go and find something else to do… writing wasn’t your thing anyway.

We all have different ways of dealing with a lack of creativity; don’t we? And we all have our own names for it.

Some see it as block; a famine; or a hiccup. Others accept it as a way of the writing life and just take it in their stride. After all, we hit metaphoric obstacles in all aspects of life; so why not our writing? Why do we think that if we struggle to write it is THE END?

Because, when that spark refuses to light within us, it feels like everything is wrong and out of balance. The more we obsess about it, the worse it gets and we start to question whether we have lost the ability to write.

How much better would it be, if we could just take ourselves off and do something else? To let ourselves off the writing hook and just  allow ourselves to find our own way of coming back to our writing.

Photo credit: unstuckcommunity.tumblr.com
Photo credit: unstuckcommunity.tumblr.com

I thought the above information was useful and inspirational. It suggests various ways of finding your way to your creativity and getting to the root cause of your writers’ block… if that is what you call it.

Because, very often, if we start to unearth the stuff behind the problem, we find a new solution… yes?

Sometimes we will feel more creative than other times and I think this is understandable. All of life goes in cycles.

What do you think?

  • Do you suffer from writers’ block ?
  • What do you do to find your inspiration again?
  • Or perhaps you’re one of life’s happy-go-lucky characters, who just deals with it?

Me?

I take a break from writing, blogging, reading and concentrate on other things. I promise myself that after a certain period of abstinence, I will give myself permission to return to writing/blogging/reading.

And , so here I am! I don’t see it as a block. It’s just something that happens to me sometimes. I’ve developed my way of dealing with those big black clouds that hang over me and threaten to envelop me.

I must say, that when I return, I usually feel much more inspired, optimistic and in general my creative world is a happier place. It doesn’t last forever… it can’t. How would you feel the highs , if you never experienced a low?

I know many of you write and keep up with your blogs whilst doing battle with the black and grey clouds of chronic illness, mental issues and everything else in between.

That’s the thing about blogging, isn’t it? There is always someone out there who will be able to identify with you, where ever you find yourself.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by here and I’m off to catch up with my reading /writing and everything else. I’ve got my mojo back… for now. I need to get cracking…. before the damn thing takes another hike!

Until the next time.

Dorne  🙂

 

 

 

Author:

Many moons ago, I started to write. But, as life twisted and turned the only thing I got to write was letters, in my job. Things changed, I left my job and returned to the writing. I have loads of ideas and very little time to do them in.( Sound familiar?) I write, because I need to. When I am unable to write I walk in the shadow of madness. Some folk would argue that I'm there already. As well as writing, I read, paint, garden, knit and have just started making candles. I am owned by a retired greyhound called Daisy. My previous greyhound(Misty) was the inspiration to get writing again. Daisy is keeping that inspiration alive. Thanks for reading. Dorne x

6 thoughts on “Feeling a lack of creativity? Take a look at this.

  1. This is a great ‘come back’ post, Dorne. I’m sure it will help many writers.

    Me? I tend to look at photos to get the creative juices flowing. They can be my own or those on other blogs. A story usually comes out of one and I find that I am then back on track.

    However, I do agree that a break away form the blog also helps. I’ve taken a break a few times and always come back refreshed with plenty of new ideas.

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  2. This is a great post!! Since I have been blogging (almost) daily since January 1st and the daily prompts suck, I, too, use Hugh’s technique of going through my photos and seeing what stories lie beneath. Taking a walk with my dogs of course, can help me focus on how a particular post might go. I loved your info graphic and pinned it 🙂

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