I’ve recently had a spiritual growth happen recently, and for ones who don’t know me, I’ve recently become a Christian and given my life to the Lord. And for me, I’ve had alot of bad stuff happen in my life, I one day was so frustrated, I didn’t think I could handle anymore, so with no other options, I prayed, I forgave and gave it all to God and seeing this post somewhere, hit me right between the eyes. To better explain, I was involved in an auto accident six years ago that caused enough pain and agony enough not to work, dr’s took me off work (that was four yrs ago), I’ve fought hard for almost that full four yrs thinking I had to go back to school and work, when God’s been trying to get me too realize I am working, raising my four children, homeschooling the youngest two and being a helpmeet/administrator to my husband. Since then, I am much more content with where I’m at and my situation, I couldn’t be happier.
In order to write creatively, we need to exercise our free-spirited and impulsive right brain. It might take a while to “liberate” this side of the brain especially if we have worked in fields that are linear, concrete, and require rationale thought. This is what happened to me many years ago when I switched from a career in teaching and publishing to full-time writing. As I began my apprenticeship in the creative arts, I had to dispel several myths about the writing process and writers.
“Lost in My Life (Price Tags) ” by Rachel Perry Welty, DeCordova Museum.
1. Myth: Writers Are Strange.
There is an element of truth to this! Writers (and other creative people) must be willing to look below the surface of everyday life and explore the world and relationships like a curious outsider. This perspective sets us apart, but at the same time, it allows us…
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