Saturday, April 23, 2011

Time to play?

There is a great article on creativity here via Mike Jung. You should read it if you have the time. Essentially Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (writer of 8th Grade Super-Hero) writes about how taking the time to play feeds the writing and she gives ideas. The beginning, where she says she cleans fast but does not write fast, could have been said by me (it's true - I have speedy cleaning skills). Like Olugbemisola, I do not appreciate my slow writerly-ness. Oh how reassuring to have someone else write words like that and publish them on the internet! Thank you, Olugbemisola.

Oh, and here is part two. More things to play with.

9 comments:

  1. I go through stages; sometimes I write fast, sometimes slow. Right now I'm in a slow stage but I'm going pver to my brother's today to play my favorite computer game (and kill lots of bad guys) so maybe it will help feed the writer in me and speed up the process...we'll see :)

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  2. Haha! Good for you. That sounds perfect. I think you have inspired me to see what my sister is up to. Nothing like a sibling to help bring the creativity guard down.

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  3. Super! Thanks for sharing, T.

    Someday I'll play. Someday soon.

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  4. Oh, J. How is the new job?? School has got to be near over. And I know that you and your sisters play. Have you seen them lately?

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  5. I don't do anything speedily...hmmm...except maybe eat and tie shoes. And drive.

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  6. I heard Frank Herbert spent six years on 'Dune.' That book pretty much allowed him to retire, so if your finished product is worth the time, I wouldn't worry about how fast you write.

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  7. Anita, let me add to your list: quick-witted, snappy at comebacks and soon to see whether you are quick on your feet (dancing wise).

    Hanny, it should be worth my time even if it doesn't make the money to retire, right? Thanks for the reminder! :)

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  8. I played all last week, so I should really be writing well this week! I am being productive actually.

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  9. KellY - You seriously know how to play! You are a role model to us all!

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