I do my best writing when I’m alone in hotels. In other words, when I am free from the needs, interests, and schedules of other creatures (husband, dog). When I can get into the groove and stay there, I am capable of writing insane quantities in a short period of time. But it’s expensive. So when my husband went out of town on business for a week, I took the opportunity to recreate those productivity-inducing conditions at home, on the cheap. Here’s what I did:
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale. November is National Novel Writing Month and in honor of that, I thought I’d share my system (developed over the course of writing 10-plus books) for quickly producing a good novel without a ton of angst and anguish. If cutting yourself off from the world (and Internet) at a five-star hotel with excellent room service is not an option, try the following:
I sat up in bed to write a blog
And this poem
The other morning my littlest daughter put on a full, Disney-esque princess show. if I actually spoke to her or looked at her, it broke the magic spell and she couldn’t really continue creating until she found her private space inside again. My question is, where does that magical creativity go when we grow up?
There is a line that some people cross and others are terrified to cross—so terrified they try to take down the people who do cross it—and that is the invisible line of the creators, the artists, musicians, scientists, writers, dancers, entrepreneurs, businessmen and –women, and other people who find the courage to create new things.
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now