Visiting my son’s back-to-school night, I learned the most during the Art rotation, when his teacher broke down the elements of creativity for us. They are:
You see, most people believe that all writers and artists are supposed to begin with inspiration and this is just not so. Creativity always begins with preparation.
For instance, I do my best writing when I’m walking my dog. But how can you write while you’re walking your dog, you ask. Easy – it all begins with preparation. While I’m grabbing Jenna’s leash with my right hand, I’m reaching for my phone and earphones with my left.
Modern technology has a way of replacing pen and paper. But I’m still not ready to write at this point, for incubation must still take place. I walk. I look around. I notice the sky, the trees, the flowers, the squirrels… I acknowledge others on the road, until the creative spirit moves me and I am so inspired.
And then I write.
I talk my writing into my phone. I record everything that the Universe channels through me, or at least whatever comes to mind. Then I email it to myself or upload it to Google Docs, where I can reread it at a later date to evaluate for possible revisions.
Using this technique, and technology, you can write from anywhere… your car, the bathroom, while walking… the possibilities are endless!
And this is what I’m sharing with you. This is how I wrote most of my first book, The Seven Pillars of Reinvention: Finding your Passion & Purpose.
And this is how I’m writing my second book! I hope this supports you in finding the time and technique that you need (just a little every day) to put all that fabulous information and intellectual property swimming around inside of your head down on paper for physical tangible results and monetization!
Please share this, as what you do for others always comes back to you tenfold! It may not return to you through the channels you are seeking, however the universe has a way of bringing it all right back and laying it at your feet!
Tracy Kawa is founder of Kawa Community Partners, helping you to better utilize your skills, strengths and passions to navigate and transition easily through life’s ups and downs. Developer of The Kawa Assessment, Tracy helps you achieve what you really, REALLY want! Your strengths bring your value to the world… create the possibilities!