Hello Dear Readers! Welcome back to An Eddying Flight, and to Thursday Pick & Mix, the low-stress high-fun creativity kickstart designed to reconnect writers of all kinds to their creative joy.
You own the next ten minutes. This is You Time. No guilt, no pressure, no anxiety, just fun. Set your timer, pick up your pen or open up your word processing programme, and look at the inviting blank page with anticipation.
Pick a prompt, any prompt - or two, or three - or, if something else occurs to you, go with that instead. Whatever makes you want to write. Whatever helps you to experience that spark of creative joy.
Don't waste your creative spark on second-guessing yourself. Put a piece of paper over the lines as you write them, or set your font to the same colour as the page so that it's invisible. Who cares about spelling, grammar, awkward phrases, punctuation or typos?
When you've finished, and walk away. You don't need to rush to re-read this writing, assess it, or fix it. That's not what it's for. It's about joy, not results.
Buttery, stinging-bright, inexhaustible and pouring...
Ready? Steady... WRITE! I wish you joy.