108 Ways to Free Your Creativity
After publishing thousands of articles and dozens of books, Laurie Sue Brockway has come to believe that it is so important to keep our writing life as inspired and sacred as possible. And to be mindful of the language we use to discuss or interpret our writing and writing process.
Too often we interpret challenging creative moments to mean that we suck at writing! Or, even worse, we call it "writer's block.
She has learned some really cool tricks for turning on your writing faucet and connecting your mind and spirit to an endless supply of ideas, words, and sentences that, when strung together, will make for a great article or book.
In her new book, WRITER'S FLOW, she offers 108 practical, magical, and emotionally soothing tools and ideas to get words onto the page.
"As much writing slow-downs and, even, creative shut-downs can drive you to believe you are doomed as a writer, it is not helpful to use the phrase "writer's block," she says. "Your subconscious mind agrees with everything you say, and your brain does not know the difference between fact and fiction, so using that language will help make the block a real thing in your mind."
"We also tend to berate ourselves, judge ourselves, accuse ourselves of not trying hard enough, and in general feeling like the world is coming to an end because we are struggling to meet a deadline or floundering as we try to reach for our writing dreams," she adds. "I believe it is so important to make peace with our inner critic as we invite the spirit of creativity and joy into our writing lives."
About the Author
Laurie Sue Brockway has been and writer and editor forever. Her first job was as a newspaper reporter and advice columnist, she went on to be a magazine editor, online journalist and editor, and publishing consultant. Thousands of her articles have been published in print and online, and she has authored 25 books, traditionally and through her own publishing company. She is a non-fiction writer and a novelist, and she has also edited and ghostwritten 30 books.