I have had a longlasting bout of depression that I am now on medication for. I am talking a decade of Major Depressive Disorder. I don't mean a bit of ennui although, yeah, I get that too... don't we all? But depression is a beast. It is quite effective medication for me. And you hear… Continue reading Creativity and depression
You know sometimes our creativity just stalls. It isn't writer's block, it is just bleh 'I can't seem to produce anything worthwhile'. Sometimes we need ways to boost creativity for our writing. Like right now in the novel I am working on my main character is just bleh. I still to just haven't found her unique… Continue reading 9 ways to boost creativity
10 Things to stop doing to yourself as a writer had some interesting points to consider. I think I do more than these to be honest. Writers... we love to beat ourselves up about our writing. "Stop being afraid. Aspiring writers are experts at being afraid. Are you afraid of failure or success? You’ll never… Continue reading What do you to that gets in the way of your writing?
You know you are a writer when even your dreams are consumed by characters... not you. By plot-lines and magic and fictional lands and mystery. I love dreaming for that. However, even awake I am consumed by these plots and ideas. I will start daydreaming at the oddest of times. Have these mini conversations in… Continue reading Half in the parallel universe
I have been working on a new novel for a bit now. It has flowed well. Then stuttered to a stop mid-scene. Something was off about this scene. It would just not play out right. What do you do when you falter? When you know beyond a doubt that something is just off about a… Continue reading Let it simmer
I wonder if exercise increases your creativity. I read all these meme's about the benefits of just walking twenty minutes a day. Personally I think exercise sucks. I believe I am very lazy. Also, exercise is exceptionally boring. Although all that mind wandering may have a perk. However, unlike normal people I do not have… Continue reading Exercise Joys and Creativity
What is going on in that big old brain of ours as we are inspired to create? Do we have a muse locked up in a room up in there? A muse plucking at our neurons while we plunk the keys maybe. Well neuroscientists took the time to check out the brains of some novice… Continue reading Neuroscience of creative writing
How Writers Can Use Meditation to Build Focus and Productivity "he prefrontal cortex is the part of your brain right behind your forehead — the area you smack when you do something silly. As it turns out, there may be a good reason for this: the prefrontal cortex controls executive function, otherwise known as the… Continue reading Meditate that