So, I’ve talked about discovering SARK well after her height of popularity. But still, her concepts and inspiration ring true at any time. The magic of an artist’s spirit soars beyond society.
Some SARKisms I jotted down in my notebook:
“I believe we need to go to where we want to be, and the resources will follow us.” ~ SARK, Inspiration Sandwich
WRITE IN COLOR…use a sketch book as a journal and my old scrapbooking markers to journal, make lists, collect quotes and draw/doodle little flowers and random patterns.
INVENT NEW WAYS OF BEING…reflect on how my life has changed since practicing The Year of Nurturing
I HAVE A LOT TO SHARE WITH OTHERS…Writing is therapy – without the appointment
WRITE MY BOOK…only I can 🙂
What do these concepts mean to you? How can each help to bring your creativity to the forefront of your LIFE??
We officially passed the mid-point of the year (June 25) and my Year of Nurturing is still in progress… (what was your theme??)
So, I naturally gravitate to words like Zen, Spirit, Peace, Calm. I clicked on a link from Pinterest that had Zen and Writing in the title and landed in an article titled: Zen Power Writing” 15 Tips on How to Generate Ideas and Write with Ease. The blog post features tips mainly for article- and blog-writing, but I found this tip handy for my procrastination on my novel…
9. Leave end and beginning to the last. We can get stuck if we start at the beginning. The beginning is supposed to introduce the theme. But at the start of a writing project we may not know exactly what we’re going to say. So, it’s best to write the introduction later on. Once you have completed your first draft, it’s time to add an introduction and a conclusion. The intro can be short but it needs to say why your theme is important, or to outline the benefits that follow from reading your piece. The conclusion should tie it all together.
Do you procrastinate on any particular part of your writing? Beginnings? *raises hand* Middles? Ends? Editing? Querying? Maybe just sitting down with a vague and clichéd idea?
I’ve been struggling with resurrecting and developing my creativity since New Year’s Day, (2011 was filled with family and job drama, leaving me in an artist’s drought.)
I’ve made some false starts and some interesting, helpful discoveries. Wanna go on the ride with me? Come back tomorrow…