“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams
I think so many times we don’t allow ourselves the mistakes. And that is a problem because we can get too complacent and our writing and/or or art can suffer. Are we safe writers who write for an audience? or are we writing the stories that we really want to tell? Sometimes that can be scary. What if we wrote those stories and they didn’t work? You will know.
Today, push yourself as a writer write some experimental poetry or freewrite for 30 minutes about what you have learned from your mistakes. Take a walk around your neighborhood for twenty minutes and then write for twenty minutes about the first thing that comes to your head. Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag