: Do you have a favorite process?
Creativeis something that comes easier now than when I first started. Before I would use backs of envelopes or torn scraps to the essence of an insight. Now, I lavish my environment with blank journals, easy flow pens and digital recorders.
Many of you who read my articles or schedule sessions with me know that I sometimes recommend keeping lists as part of your self-discovery or manifestation practice. I teach doing this in a certain way to help you open to deeper spiritual healing. It is not just a theory but something I test and use myself and develop with my master mind.
Creative writing for its own sake can also be one of the simplest pleasures of life. It might even lead to a new career, or help develop the one you have.
Creative writing to tell your story
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How I create space for my creative writing
I use writing, including creative writing, for almost everything, whether it’s to be a fully developed article, event or other product, or for the manifestation of my desired experiences. My lists have evolved from shopping or to do lists to those I prepare as proposals for co-creation.
I support my creative writing process by keeping notebooks and MP3 recorders where I’m likely to reach for them:
- in my purse or day pack
- at my desk
- in a kitchen drawer
- on my coffee table
- on my nightstand
When I travel I always pack
- my largest capacity MP3 recorder
- its charger and carrying case
- some blank journals
- a few felt tip pens
I’m getting better at remembering to use myor digital recorder to dictate on the fly. But I like longhand best for capturing what comes before it flees.
Usually I have soft world music playing while I write. Or I might prefer the ambiance of neighboring birds and insects outside. When it’s quiet enough I can sense the distant surf and catch a salt breath. I might even pack up my notebook, pen and recorder to keep my writing appointment at the park.
Scheduling your creative writing when you’re focused
Two consistent times for my best creative writing are just before bed, and soon after I wake. I may also schedule other times when I have no distractions, and my energy is clear and focused for developing earlier musings.
Each writer has her own process for capturing the essence of creative thought, and these can vary. Angela Mayou tells about her seeming eccentric but focused creative writing process:
“I get up about five… I get in my car and drive off to a Creators on Creating (my Amazon affiliate link): I can’t write in my house, I take a hotel room and ask them to take everything off the walls so there’s me, the , and some good, dry sherry and I’m at work by 6.30. I write on the bed lying down – one elbow is darker than the other, really black from leaning on it – and I write in longhand on yellow pads. Once into it, all disbelief is suspended, it’s beautiful… After dinner I re-read what I’ve written… if April is the cruelest month, then eight o’clock at night is the cruelest hour because that’s when I start to edit and all that pretty stuff I’ve written gets axed out.” ~ from
What is your creative writing process?
Do you use creative writing to manifest what you want or how you’d like to experience your life? Or do you use creative writing to heal or discover more about yourself? Does your writing inform, tell a story, or inspire?
And what do you do to inspire consistency? Do you have a special routine or private retreat for devoting time to your creativity?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments about your creative writing process. So feel free to share any methods you use, or how you use writing as a spiritual practice.