how creativity can help.
Four key points from Diana’s citiesatdawn.com post.
- Creativity is a way to work things out.
- Creativity allows us a chance to see other possibilities.
- Creativity brings calm to our minds and bodies.
- Creativity opens the door to engaging our imaginations and going beyond ourselves.
1. “Just send me the names and I’ll take it from there.”
2. “Uh, forgiveness is a two-way street.”
3. “What do you mean, what I did?”
4. “We’re not out of the woods yet.”
“That’s what I was afraid of.”
5. “Okay, here’s the deal. When you say the words, ‘banana split’, I’ll know you’re in trouble.”
“Food? Does it really have to do with food?”
1. “I found out who your father is…”
2. Dirty looks was her specialty…
3. “Just make up with your mother and all will be fine.”
4. There is no earthly way she should have known that…
5. “How’s he doing?”
“How do you think after what you said to him?”
It was time to put up or shut up. I was leaning toward ‘shut up’.
Performing in front of no one…my life’s dream.
Even on a good day, I didn’t want him within six feet of me…
The editor, slack-jawed, gazed out the window. “You’re telling me your tweets are your chapters?”
How about a PDF of 200 writing prompts?
I’m not even going to ask for an email address!
Here is one possible solution:
Oh, sure, you might actually be serious about writing. In that case, here are a few ideas:
- The tangential method
- The switching gears method
- The backstory method
- The undoing method
I generally resort to turning on the oven. Matter of fact, I’m overdue for another version of my olive oil dough tear-and-shares.
- pre-seasoned the dough [oregano, basil, granulated garlic],
- rolled it out
- spread out generous portions of grated cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, and sausage
- rolled it back up
- cut out portions
- dipped them in beaten egg
- placed them in the pan
- poured the rest of the beaten egg over the portions
- gave them another 20 minutes of rising time [not sure if I should have let them rise first and then poured the egg. Shrug.]
- baked them at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes
For lots more tear-and-share ideas: