Some of you have been waiting for the big dress reveal since my original post on using creative energy for projects aside from writing and how, for me, that allows the subconscious churn to take place and generate insightful “aha!” moments like those that some people get in the shower or going for a walk.
I am a huge repurposer. I make most of my costumes, especially steampunk, from “found” pieces of clothing (mostly from Goodwill and other thrift shops/stores) that I then modify. So, here is the progression of the grandbaby’s Princess Dress. Continue reading
Revelation. Flash of insight. Call it what you will, but sometimes the sky opens up overhead, our brains expanding with it, and we find ourselves saying, “DUH!”
I talk all the time to my workshop attendees about using mentor texts, reading writing blogs and, basically, learning from the experiences of others. It’s not so much about standing on the shoulders of giants. As much as you can learn about how to do something well from seeing/understanding how someone did it “right” (the term being somewhat subjective in relation to the art of writing), you can learn a lot about what not to do from reading a bad book.
I also tend to harp on the importance of trusting the writing process and the subconscious churn that goes on when we are not focused directly on the writing. Continue reading