Today we will cover the last two stages of creativity and the first of those being VERIFICATION. This is where you take those flashes of lightning from Illumination and
When you jump into Product Time during the Verification stage you can be sure that it will involve writing, drafting, editing, revising, and story movement. And if you are lucky you will hit what we lovingly call, “the flow.” It is that moment when it all makes sense and comes together perfectly in your head. You hear, see and feel your characters and the “flow” of the story. Ride that wave!
But, if your story seems to stagnate or you become so bored with the idea, you may have moved into the sixth stage in our creative process: HIBERNATION. This stage can sometimes be mistaken for
Find the beauty in the world around you during this stage of the process. Spend time in nature and away from things or people that drain your energy. Go to a museum, read an astounding book, reread your favorite go-to, or…work on a DIFFERENT story.
I have to admit that when I drift into the hibernation stage on one story, I move to one of the others I am working on. I have four files going at all times. When I move over to one I haven’t worked on in a while I get fresh ideas and desires for the flow of the story. It is almost like looking at it with new eyes. It doesn’t mean I won’t go back to the story I was working on. I have 4. I will work on them all at different points in the process.
Well, that was the six stages of creativity.
My next post will move into something called Fifteen Magical Minutes. Stay tuned- there is more to come!
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