I've thought about this a lot this week. Creative people have one (probably more) thing in common. We think outside the box. We might struggle a little to discover something to write about, but once we do, there's no stopping us.
On Tuesday, I asked the question, "How do I know where a rainbow ends and begins?" Some of the answers came from your children (creative parents and teachers grow creative children) and others came people who are full of creativity. Here's one I'd like to share:
Ok, so I read your question and thought "I'll think about this later when the kids are in bed"...and then went off to make dinner. Apparently stirring beef stew gets the creative juices going, because this came to me before I was done:
on furry toes,
through forests and groves;
threading like ribbon,
and tying in bows,
...so no one knows
where the end
of the rainbow
How creative is that? Beef stew led to a poem filled with imagery and playfulness. That's how ideas evolve.
Ideas are everywhere. Some of you may be inspired to write after a fantastic trip or vacation. The smell of worms after a spring rain might inspire others. There's no end to ideas or things to write about.
You (all of you) gave me the idea for this post. What idea sparked the last thing that you wrote or thought about? Were you able to ignite the spark of creativity in someone else? Please leave a comment and let me know. Your ideas might just be the the lightning bolt that breaks someone else's writer's block!