Friday, July 18, 2008


Creativity is the bud within you waiting for water so it can bloom into a beautiful bouquet. It is in the far reaches of your imagination and it needs to be tapped in order for you to bring a story to fruition. The words you paint will come alive. The sentences you form will rupture into a full-blown story. The artist will be creative when he explodes on the scene.

Sometimes I can just see a picture of something and from there it spurns my imagination and as I look into the depths of my brain (albeit a small brain) I can write. There are times when one word can trigger my creativity. A lot of writing exercises uses this technique, and I know a popular blog that uses pictures to feed the muse. (Pumping Your Muse Prompts— link to the left)

Whatever you use to get the muses flowing, I mean juices, you can write a spellbinding piece of art. You need to craft a piece of writing that engages the reader, holds his/her interest, and entrances for the long haul.

You become the one-man band that everyone has come to see. You need many skills to perform this duty and you wouldn’t go on stage without the knowledge of how to play now would you? Of course not, you’d study long and hard to be the best you can be.

What is it that sets your creative juices aflutter? Is it the rushing sounds of a waterfall? The whispering wind as it blows through the trees? Is it the trickling rain that slaps into the puddle that makes your creativity take a stance?

Generating new ideas can be quite difficult if you’re not accustomed to feeding the flames. If you had a fire brewing in the fireplace what steps would you take to stoke the fire so that it stays lit for the entire evening to create a warm and cozy atmosphere? Keep adding wood to the flame. Or if you’re a writer, you will keep adding knowledge to learn a skill to feed the desire to fan the flame of creativity.

You my friend are an original piece of art, formed from creativity and there is no one else like you so from you should spew forth originality. Open up your senses, if you can see the trees blowing, smell the fire, taste the soil, hear the strumming of a guitar, feel the changing of the tides, all the bells and whistles in your brain ring out in-sync forcing you to create.

Read other writer’s, whether good or bad you will learn from them, study the craft intensely, fill the mind with fruitful knowledge as you embark on a wondrous journey. The journey of a lifetime will carry you into the world of creativity.

Writers are never in the world of five senses. We live in a world where six and seven senses peek out at us asking us to embrace what we’re shown. Through creativity, we bring you what the rest of the hurried world has hidden from them. Though we are many, we are few. As we seek, we more than likely find. We are the creative writer’s of the world whose work, if we’re lucky, will be carried into the next millenium.

Join the journey…embrace the art… live life creatively…become One with the One.

Creativity ~~~
"If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living." -- Marion Woodman
"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun." -- Mary Lou Cook
"In order to have a real relationship with our creativity, we must take the time and care to cultivate it." -- Julia Cameron


Raven said...

Well done! And may I add that creativity is best when it is uncensored. No matter how silly or outrageous, creatively dreaming leads to a better mindset.

All things are possible for those who are willing to take a chance and dream.


Donna Sundblad said...

This is so true! The one thing I encourage those who want to be writers to do, is to write. I often talk to people who have started and then stall. They go back and start changing and editing and don't finish. My suggestion is to write! Get the story down. Don't worry about fixing it until it's finished. Write! Let those juices flow!


joni said...

I love pumping up the creative juices in people. It is the one (well there's is more) reason I LOVE WVU so much!

Thanks Raven and Donna for I need to go see if you two have been WORKING IT!! :-)


June said...

What an awesomely poetic piece of writing! You've outdone yourself, Joni!

Take care,