Exercise-in-Bloomers-21 source Cornell University Libary

A writer’s brain is a tornado of thoughts. Some scenes and stories remain trapped in the vortex, while other bits of dialogue and character details fling out at unpredictable times.

When I first began writing, I devoured article after article recommending  strategies to summon the writing fairies. The little winged wonders would only hover above the page, dropping words there if I graphed, plotted, and performed any other myriad of detailed steps. These time prescribed strategies didn’t fit me. I don’t think in a straight line. I think in a combination of frolicking sideways leaps, forward bounds, and pirouettes. Continue reading “Seeking Inspiration — Writer’s Brain + Gym = Creative Solutions”