Fear in Writing: Sparking creativity

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sparking creativity

Happy holidays all!  The season has turned bright, cold, and joyous for our family.  We are all together, we have a tree that seems to be floating atop all the gifts.  We have a fire burning hot and a wind blowing cold against the glass.

But I find myself living in my head more this Christmas.  When I get two free moments back-to-back, I retreat into that space that is the imagination.  I don't necessarily see scenes of a novel forming, but encouraged in the right direction this could definitely be fertile ground.

Is it the smell of pine?  The smiles of my children?  The egg nog?  I don't know...

Does the holiday season affect you this way?  Do you feel your creativity sparked along with the soul-warming hearth fire?


  1. I hope I will get some time to write on my novel when the most crazy Christmas hazzle is over around the 27th. I got some cool stuff whirling around in my head now, just need to find some time to write it down.

    Merry Christmas to you, Michele, and to your family >:)

  2. Merry Christmas!

    The Christmas coziness (and the threat of snow?!) does make me want to write...it's more challenging to fit it in, of course. But it's especially nice to hide from the family for a little while and write.:)

  3. Michele - Have a wonderful Christmas! For me, I think it's the crisp air that sparks my creativity. For some reason, I'm much more inclined to write when the weather is cold than I am when it's hot. Go figure...

  4. Since I'm on the last few pages. yes, I hope my creativity continues to flow and I finish over the holidays!
    And I blame the eggnog.
    Have a wonderful Christmas, Michele.

  5. I hope you have a truly magical Christmas with your family - enjoy!! :)

  6. Yes, I do! Last night when I couldn't sleep for menu planning and the snoring man I started thinking about a plot point that I thought I was done with. Ha!
    Hope you have a very good and loving holiday!

  7. I wish it would spark my creativity.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!