LifeDev, a blog with the nifty tag line “Empowering Creative People,” has an article called: Letting It Soak: A Success Strategy for Projects Needing Creativity.
It uses dishwashing as the metaphore and it works. I find that any and all new writing projects need soak time, or what I call yeasting. It takes some time, and for me often a hot shower or two, for a writing project to gel.
The article details several steps, all of which I use except the discuss cycle. Well, I guess I use that one too in my discussions with the client, but I rarely talk much about the actual writing with others.
How do you handle your creativity? Let’s talk about it.
Write well and often,
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