Monday, September 06, 2010

Creativity fitness

I'm going to start the fall off right with a bit of creativity fitness. In other words, I plan to simply get to work:
"Creativity is a bit like fitness training – the more you do it, the stronger, faster and fitter you get...
...Treat your writing like a job of work. A meaningful job, that can be enjoyable and even exciting. But just like any other job, it can be boring, frustrating and disappointing at times. Many writers in particular find that a regular daily routine is the best way to approach their work. See if it works for you...
…waiting for inspiration is a form of Resistance – the invisible, insidious force inside us that tries to make us avoid tackling the difficult challenges we set ourselves."
- Mark McGuinness at Lateral Action Blog: "What to do when you run out of inspiration."

Here's another interesting article on how writers, artists, and other interesting people organize their days. (H/T: Lateral Action)