One of the things we're going to try out in the coming weeks is to post a prompt every couple of weeks.
I'm still going to post my tedious grammar stuff, but today, I'm looking at a book I picked up at my local book mega store, on the writing shelf.
This book, The Writer's Idea Book: How to Develop Great Ideas for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Screenplays, is by Jack Heffron.
One prompt in the first chapter reads like this:
Write about a time when your creativity flowed, perhaps when you were immersed in a project or when you spent a few hours at a coffeeshop scribbling in your journal. Try to describe the feeling. Describe, too, the circumstances--the time of day, the location, your mood before beginning. In this exercise, try to get to know your creative self a bit better.
In exploring this prompt from Mr. Heffron, I analyze how I work best as a writer. The circumstances that work best for me are not the same for anyone else, but understanding how we write best can help us function more effectively as writers.
Just a few of these things that help me:
- a designated place for writing
Perhaps this isn't quite what Heffron meant in this exercise, but these are the elements that I know are most crucial to help me be creative and productive.
When have you been most creative? What circumstances have helped you be the best writer you can be?