The creative process for producing any kind of art is both magical and messy.
It doesn’t matter whether you paint, draw, play an instrument or write, your art will sometimes surprise and delight you and other times it will cause mess, confusion and creative suffering.
Magical and messy moments for a writer usually occur on a laptop screen, a sheet of paper or in their head.
I used to actively avoid messy writing moments. As a fresh-faced and energetic newbie writer I would shelve a story at the first sign of mess and start again with a shiny new one. For me writing was all about the magical writing moments. Sigh – the things we do when we are busy chasing perfection!
Magical writing moments are great, although at times they can feel elusive. These golden moments where we feel on top of our writing game or on the receiving…
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