Creativity Tips – Waltz With the Words

Ever felt the urge to write but found yourself unable to corral your thoughts in your manuscript? For me, it’s the complete opposite of the writer’s block. It’s more like a writer’s tantrum; mixed ideas rushing all at once to reach the keyboard first, elbowing other concepts to get ahead. It feels like having a idea’s kindergarten in crisis fighting over who gets to be written.
You have a lot to say but nothing for your work in progress (WIP) or main writing project. Your concentration wanders. You might even feel frustrated that your inspiration won’t let you channel it into something “useful”.

Sure, you can push through it and force yourself to write your WIP anyway. However, I, personally, advise against it.
When words start jiving, your subconscious is usually trying to tell you something. The only way to get it off your mind and reap the rewards of the hidden message is to let the words dance.

Words can lead you for hours if you only allow yourself to waltz with them. Let their figures charm you and their twirls intoxicate you. Fighting against the flow will only cause words to step of your toes instead of leading the way to enchanting sentences.
The dance usually won’t last more than an hour and you’ll be rewarded with a variety of prizes.
Sometimes, you’ll end up with a new unsuspected plot twist that’ll bring your WIP to a whole new level.
Sometimes, you’ll have a poem that’ll make you smile every time you read it.
Sometimes, you’ll write a creativity tip. 😉

One thing is for sure inspiration doesn’t always follow our rules and sometimes its better to let it play the music. Don’t be frustrated by it. Don’t feel like its a waste of time. Roll your shoulders back, relax and waltz.
I swear you’ll be stronger and peaceful once the song is over.

About Aheïla

Somewhere in Quebec City, Aheïla works as a Game Design Director by day and writes by night. Known for her blue hair, unyielding dynamism and tasty cooking (quails, anyone?), she’s convinced “prose is the new crack”. She satisfies her addiction daily on The Writeaholic’s Blog and weekly on Games' Bustles View all posts by Aheïla

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