The Search for Healthy and Sustainable Creativity (Archived)

Image and original post from:

Healthy and sustainable creativity is the sweet spot between that delicious dreamy stretch for the stars, and keeping enough weight on the ground to maintain balance and trajectory. Finding the sweet spot between creative energy and meaningful movement is a journey, not a destination.

Writing can be a lonely business, navigating a bleak landscape of writer’s block, disappointment and doubt… but it can also be soothing and productive, a place of wonder and progress and more importantly — a place to be silly and playful.

My plan for this blog is to contribute two short pieces a week. These offerings will grow in complexity and depth, as well as reach and audience. In addition to presenting milestone moments in my writing journey, I will post resources, tools and ideas I find useful or inspiring. I will share tips and tricks I use to kick-start my creativity, rouse the muse and keep myself on track.

We can all benefit from a healthy splash of creativity in our lives. It gives us fresh energy and insight in tackling a new project, supercharges the process of brainstorming solutions to a roadblock or painpoint and encourages us to pounce sideways at a problem.

I invite you (reader, writer, creative type, curious wanderer) to share this journey with me. If you are a writer, composer, artist or a creative type, perhaps some of these resources or tips will resonate with you as well?

What does healthy and sustainable creativity mean to you?

(Posted 14 Nov 2019. Follow me at: )

--

--

--

Nicole writes short stories and novel length speculative fiction and a weekly blog https://nicolewalshauthor.com/ or www.facebook.com/nicolewalshauthor

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

My First Month on Medium was Fun!

The first question an editor will ask is — What’s your genre?

Writing to be Understood

7 Reasons to Start a Blog Today

7 Reasons to Start a Blog Today

Best Books to Improve Your Writing

3 Successful Lead Magnets That ALWAYS Attract Subscribers.

What Journalists Can Learn From Fiction Writers About Building Revelation in a Story

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Nicole Walsh Author

Nicole Walsh Author

Nicole writes short stories and novel length speculative fiction and a weekly blog or

More from Medium

Letting go of Perfect: by a Perfectionist.

Problems Mix (Akuna CP lunch)

Qualitative vs Quantitative

The 6th Condition: Believe in the Process