And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. — Syliva Plath (Click to continue)
For the jackpot: Three things that bring people into the moment like nothing else.
What are laughter, touch and creativity?
I’ve spent a lifetime writing stories and screenplays. In my mind, anyway. Being able to translate to fingers and letter keys took a few decades. On the way, I zoomed through the challenges of writing state-of-the-art technical research articles, coughed up dusty dry patent submissions in physics and optics, and grappled with word count limitations while fluidly spewing forth critical arguments for graduate papers in international law and conflict systems. Putting together concepts was not a problem.
Creating words purely from imagination. Well. It took guts. Guts to tell my intellect to back off FOR ONCE! AHEM! so that my creative brain stood a chance. At first, I was advised to just vomit the words onto the page and tell my inner editor to shut the fuck up. The result was a chunky mess, but it was a creative, colourful, chunky mess. And the process…The process! For a product-oriented overachieving nightmare like me, having the audacity to forget about the final product for a while and simply have fun and faith that at some point something I create from nothing might be readable was groundbreaking.
I’ve emerged from a few years inside the closet of creative indulgence into this blog just in case you might enjoy reading what my imagination, guts and audacity might produce during my moments of literary expression. If you get one laugh or a tinkle of the thrill I get when I write, I am grateful.