Enemies to Creativity

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath

Do you have creativity enemies? Self-doubt, depression, resistance, fear…all of these kick in when we want to create but feel overwhelmed, paralyzed, scared…and so you choose flight. A natural response when faced with overwhelming fear. And yet there are others who have none of that, they want to create and they create. The following books have helped me understand this resistance and work with my fear to move ahead.
The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity [10th Anniversary Edition]
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Fearless Creating: A Step-by-Step Guide To Starting and Completing Your Work of Art

I received two seed catalogs yesterday and thought they would offer inspiration for a gardening poem. Today using the following words step back from the winter and imagine spring. Here’s your list.

find
drizzle
heirloom
fingerling
clean
pungent
paint
classic
heritage
marvel
better
feathery

If you write a poem please post it in the comment section. Mine will be posted tomorrow. Now get back to work!

Lovingly,
The Writing Nag

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