We all of have aspects of our lives that are less than glamorous; the daily chores, and trivialities that must be completed in order to ensure that our daily existences run as smoothly as possible. These can often become annoyances though, when they feel burdensome, or interrupt important creative work. Still, I’ve come to think of busywork as an important aspect of my creative writing process, and here are three reasons why:
Becoming distracted while writing can be one of the biggest hindrances to productivity. And yet, sometimes distractions can be a welcome boost. For the most part, I try to clear away the distracting elements in my life when I sit down to write. But I’ve found lately, that on certain occasions, distracted writing can be inspirational:
I’ve written before about how travel inspires writing, and my recent trip to Disneyland has been no different! There is something truly immersive and magical about Disneyland, and I’ve returned home bursting with ideas!
I think most writers would admit (willingly or otherwise), that they use elements from their real life in their writing. This could be a description of a place they love, or inspiration from an event in their life, or even sometimes, personality traits to use in a character. We are all shaped and molded by our relationships with others, and they very often inspire our writing:
Hope is a fascinating emotion; equal parts beneficial and also dangerous. It is the most pervasive emotion, and is fundamental to the human condition. It is the emotion that allows us to continually strive for more, to wish for something better. Here is how hope can be useful in the writing process: