INTENSIFY: TEN THINGS I KNOW ARE TRUE
- STOP TALKING ABOUT DOING IT.
- The minute you ask “what will people think?” is the minute your work stops being authentic.
- Don’t try to be something you’re not. Or to make your work look like someone else’s.
- WRITING WORKSHOPS ARE WORTH IT.
- When you feel fear, you’re onto something.
- BATHE. All the good ideas come to you in the shower.
- EXERCISE. Moving, preferably outdoors, but anywhere, ideas come to you.
- Most crippling to creativity is the fear of being unproductive. Or of being irrelevant. To salve the fear of being irrelevant, apply curiosity. Ask a whole lot of WHY’s.
- Don’t let the opinions of others outweigh the voice of your own.
- Don’t ask permission to tell your story.
In honor of my current trip to Dallas for the DFW Writers Conference, I thought I’d share these writerly posts:
Will of course post more photos and bits of moments and meetings captured with new friends to-be.