#IWSG November: Has being creative changed you?

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, which means it’s time to share our hopes, dreams and fears with the Insecure Writers Support Group, the brainchild of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, and this month’s hosts are; Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Ann V. Friend, JQ Rose, and Elizabeth Seckman!

Do stop by and say hello to them!

This month’s optional question is: How has your creativity in life evolved since you began writing?

I’m more inclined to break the rules!

I’ll encourage people (and myself), to think outside the box; just because your solution isn’t the expected one, doesn’t mean it isn’t right too.

I’m less tidy and my mind is a messier place than it used to be!

I’m more inclined to jump in and try something (although that doesn’t extent to jumping out of planes – even in an emergency I’d probably be the one cowering at the back, saying; ‘No, I’ll be fine right here!’).

I’m a firm believer that it’s not just ok to make mistakes, it’s recommended – the best way to learn about something is by having to fix it (but please don’t take this one to extremes!)

What about you – has writing changed how you approach things in life?

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10 Responses to #IWSG November: Has being creative changed you?

  1. Great post. I like breaking rules too. Ain’t life grand (wink) Blessings!

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  2. I’m with you! I’m not jumping out of an airplane for anything.

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  3. Juneta says:

    Funny I am opposite in the messy area: I am more organized, however, I also agree with everything you said and do it too. “Say yes, to yes” Break the rules, lol.

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  4. emaginette says:

    Great rule about the planes and I’m behind you completely. hehehe

    I’ve been looking at rule breaking too. Learning to write has destroyed my voice. When I find it this time, I’m keeping it close. 😉

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  5. Best answer so far! I never really thought about it, but sharing my writing was actually a really hard thing for me to do. Now that I have, I have much thicker skin to criticism. I never really thought of that.

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  6. Great answer! Writing really does make you think about when to break rules. There are so many “writing” rules, but they don’t all need to be followed. And that translates into other parts of our lives.


  7. Tizzy Brown says:

    This is all great life advice! Breaking the rules and thinking outside of the box can definitely lead to some interesting results.


  8. susiewilliamsonblog says:

    I think it’s become more courageous. When i started out fantasy writing i would create a plan, and struggle to stick to it. I had to learn to be flexible when it didn’t work, to delete entire sections and try something new. Over the years it’s got easier to use that delete button, but it still takes practice feeling comfortable being brave!


    • Angela Wooldridge says:

      Being brave is possibly the biggest step – brave enough to share, to submit, to put on paper something that had previously been in the privacy of your head. (and you can always cut and paste that deleted stuff elsewhere – it’s easier if you tell yourself you’ve still got it if you want to re-use it 😉 )


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