I believe there is a way to minimize resistance and free us to write more often, and with a higher quality. In speaking with writing students, coaching clients, and other writers, I advocate the idea of creative rhythm.

Episode 20: 15 Tips For Maintaining Creative Rhythm

I believe there is a way to minimize resistance and free us to write more often, and with a higher quality. In speaking with writing students, coaching clients, and other writers, I advocate the idea of creative rhythm.

01:07 Today’s topic: Maintaining Creativity

02:12 The idea that writing is harder than someone thought it would be is the onset of resistance. (Reference to Episode 3)

02:58 “Creative Rhythm” helps minimize resistance, helps us write more often, and with better quality. (Reference to The Accidental Creative)

05:15 Violating the ideas of creative rhythm leads to stagnation and “writer’s block”.

06:40 Element 1: Focus (Do what works and eliminate what doesn’t/Nothing “out there” is more important than what you are working on/Establish an understanding of priorities and objectives)

08:18 Element 2: Beneficial Relationships (Seek out new sources of inspiration and reinforce those relationships you already have/Have a core group for creative accountability/Find a mentor)

10:05 Element 3: Mental and Physical Energy (Maintain a lifestyle that prioritizes writing/Take care of physical, mental, and spiritual health/Plan and prune)

11:55 Element 4: Stimuli (Look for challenges/Seek relevant stimuli/Value diversity of ideas and experiences)

13:40 Element 5: Time (Set aside actual time to WRITE/Idea time/Unnecessary creativity)

15:50 Let me know if I can help you address any of these areas, contact me, rate and review on iTunes or Stitcher if possible, share with friends, etc.

 

Links:

The Accidental Creative – Todd Henry

Episode 3: Resistance is Futile

 

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Podcast Episode 20: 15 Tips for Maintaining Creative Rhythm