Being a worker ant doesn’t seem as bad as it used to be.
I’ve blogged about how reconciling steady income versus my art has been the central struggle for most of my adult life, one that contributed to my divorce and nearly all the upheaval of the past five years.
The conventional minded people in my life used to say I was just picky, or lazy, or just never satisfied with anything I was doing. Maybe that was slightly true, but definitely not the whole picture….
- Let your mind wander and come up with whatever it wants to.
- Wake up ten minutes early, then go back to sleep and dream.
- Focusing entirely on one sense. Creative stimulation comes through our senses.
- Imagine waking up somewhere distant and exotic.
- Recall your creative triumphs. It means you can create something equally wonderful, if not more so, again. In fact you can go out and create it today.
- Count your blessings. As well as feeling happier, it will inevitably help you be more creative too.
- Choose just one creative aim for the day. What one creative project can you begin/continue/finish today?
Originally from WriteWorld
And creative non-fiction, as long as you change the names to protect the identities of the guilty (and your own ass from being sued).
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Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.
Allen Ginsberg (via thenocturnals)
Originally from the nocturnal