START THE WEEK with a creative writing exercise – start a memoir with a drawing

Great advice from Bridget 👍😃

BRIDGET WHELAN writer

There’s a big difference between thinking about a story concept or the way a character develops and thinking with a pen in your hand. Writing – even when you know there’s a good chance you will cross the whole page out, when you’re still at the stage of playing with ideas and are as likely to find yourself hurtling towards a cul de sac as along a high speed motorway – is still a creative act. Thinking about it is very often a delaying tactic. Not always, of course, sometimes reflection is exactly what you need, but that is usually when your project is underway, when you have a substantial body of work to consider.
Beginnings are scary and the more you think about what you want to achieve the scarier they become. You need to destroy the blank white page or the empty computer screen with words, even if…

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2 thoughts on “START THE WEEK with a creative writing exercise – start a memoir with a drawing

  1. That’s an intriguing idea. Thanks for sharing, Chris.
    In one of my ‘lost manuscripts’ I was drawing the characters for the story. I’m not a good artist, but it helped me focus. That was many years ago — I haven’t thought about that in ages. Hugs on the wing.

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