Getting deeper and wilder in your writing
Oh my goodness, this post is a master class in ideas and prompts. Might need to print this up old school and have it handy in my creative space. I love all of these ideas, but mostly the thought about pushing past what we are comfortable with. You are right! I've noticed some of my free writes have the same theme...which can be okay, but I am now wondering if it's because that's the easy route? I wrote about a new topic in Kelsey's class the other day: onions and my intense dislike for them. It actually turned out to be quite humourous and I have fun writing about it. I would never have considered musings on onions without Kelsey's prompt. All good lessons for me! :)
Lovely article Sonal. Im going to be returning to this over and over. Thanks for this.
Meanwhile, I have a situation which is what made me seek out this article - How does one freewrite freely (haha!) when one has already overthought something and written it/structured it way too many times? I am in a spot where I feel like I know what I've got as an outline for an episode lacks spark - because I've overthought it. Yet when I freewrite, I find my mind turning to the exact same path ...how do I unshackle my mind from what I've already thought of and find something new? Thoughts?
What a lovely response-especially the part about not denigrating your work simply because you are not where you want to be yet. You are correct, this is all part of the growth process, knowing that you aren't yet where you want to be but accepting reality on its terms and continuing anyways. Great suggestions :)
The part about the resistance to going deeper really resonates with me as I think about returning to my book project....
So many great ideas here Sonal! Thanks!!