Category Archives: Creativity Tips

October Hodgepodge 2013

Here are a few thoughts (about creativity and the writing process) to savor: ”Inspiration usually comes during work rather than before it.” – Madeleine L’Engle “You climb a long ladder until you can see over the roof, or over the clouds.  You are writing a book. You watch your shod feet step on each round […]

The Map as Source of a Writer’s Inspiration

Here”s a bit of advice from Robert Louis Stevenson, in writing about the genesis of Treasure Island (from his 1905 short work Essays in the Art of Writing). He speaks to the imaginative power of starting by making a map! The story begins in 1881 in the Scottish Highlands, during a rainy spell spent confined […]