Recently I’ve been giving thought to my audience – the people I hope will visit and revisit Creativity’s Workshop; the people I should be writing for. While I’d like everyone passing by to enjoy this blog and learn something new from it, there are a group of readers I would especially like to help.
I’m specifically talking about ‘new’ writers, those who are still trying to find their ideas and creative routine. Those who want to know how they can wake up each morning with things to write about. Those who struggle with the white page and lose their flow of words.
So while artists, musicians, inventors and the like will find useful things here, I’m a writer and that’s the field I understand best. Therefore, that’s the field I feel most qualified to write about.
Having said that, I don’t want to focus just on the writing side of the subject. As Creativity will bring out in her next post, to be creative on the page, or canvas or drawing board, you need to be creative in life. Once you unleash your Creativity, you can’t just turn him/her on and off as you need. You need to live with your Creativity, every single day, whether you’re writing that day or not.
That’s what I want to cover on this blog. How you have live a creative life and then translate that creativeness and enthusiasm onto the page, or whatever medium you choose.
Plans for the Future
At some point in the near future, once I get my new schedule figured out, I plan to begin posting twice a week. Creativity’s been nagging to have more opportunity to post. She’s rolling in ideas, she tells me, and needs to get them posted or else they’ll clog up her Workshop. And when Creativity nags, ignore at your own peril.
I’m also planning to include guest posts from some of my friends who can tell you more about what makes their Creativity tick.
How Can You Help?
I’m always interested in feedback. I’d love to know what you’ve found useful and what you feel was boring or didn’t quite hit the mark. The more I understand about my readers the better I can write for you. So please, comment below or drop me an e-mail (jessicabaverstock(AT)gmail(DOT)com) and let me know your thoughts.
Do you have friends who are searching for their Creativity or looking for ways to harness their Creativity? If so, please invite them over. The more the merrier.
Before I sign off, I want to thank you for reading. You are a wonderful audience. I can’t wait to see what we’ll discover together.
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June 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm
thanks for the invite! One thought: creativity (small ‘c’) is sometimes associated with chaos, freedom from boundaries and limits and untamed energy. I’ve also read the idea of boundaries actually promoting and encouraging creativity – like the ‘rules’ about sonnet structure or symphonies, etc.
Has your Creativity found a discipline or boundaries that actually help her work?
June 10, 2010 at 9:35 am
Good question Ami. I’ll have a talk with her about it. 😉
June 12, 2010 at 12:11 am
I love what you’re doing already, so just keep doing more of it and I’ll be happy, especially because I can now look forward to two posts a week. It is great to focus on living a creative life. Sometimes I get so focused on writing it is all I see. But I’m much, much better at it when I allow myself to enjoy being creative in other areas, like cooking and hobbies.