Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Children know all about being creative…if you look at their creative talents there is a freedom that we lose as we get older when we are told how to write, draw, sing. The stories that I wrote as a child are funnier and more original. Today I would worry too much about being judged. Allow yourself to make mistakes by just writing without the judgements. Later you can put on your editor hat and keep the good stuff. I recommend reading Eric Maisel’s book, Creativity for Life, to further delve into the creative process.
Today, freewrite for thirty minutes. That means without taking the pen off the paper. Set a timer. No keyboard today, pen on paper. Write about the end of the summer. Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag