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Taming and Training Your Creativity to Write Abundantly

An Explanation, A Forecast and An Article


Hello all!

It has been quite some time since you last read a post on my blog, and I would like to apologise for that.

The Explanation

At the beginning of the year I returned to Australia, to introduce the new man in my life to my family and to visit some doctors to find out more about a health problem I’ve been suffering with.

The man in question proposed – leading to the planning of a wedding and culminating with July 9th being one of the most treasured days of my life. The doctors, on the other hand, were stumped by my health – my constant debilitating fatigue caused by an as yet unknown factor and not helped by the stress of weddings.

Long story short, I am now back in China, happily married and trying out acupuncture with the hope it will provide some improvement.

Gradually I am beginning to feel slightly like my old self again, and with that comes my return to this blog.

The Forecast

I am taking things very slowly at the moment, as I have very little energy to work with. Therefore I cannot promise a large amount of content. My aim is to do things gradually but consistently.

Over the past 10 months Creativity has been working on weddings and coping mechanisms for my health, all the time complaining about the lack of energy to do other creative things – like write! So she and I are both a bit rusty.

But, creativeness goes in cycles. We all hit patches where life forces us to drop things in order to manage our priorities. Once we’re past the crux of the situation, we then need to get our Creativity going again. So I’m going to write about getting my Creativity back into the swing of things, and hopefully spur you on to greater fun with your Creativity.

I’m also planning on interviewing some of our readers about their Creativities and how they use them. If you have any ideas for interview questions, I’m very happy to hear them!

I also have an idea for an e-book in the works, so hopefully I’ll have more to show for that soon. It’s still in the infant stages, so please be patient with me.

The Article

On Saturday, as I was contemplating what I was going to write in this post, Dan Goodwin over at A Big Creative Yes posted this article – How Battered Old Paint Pots And Writing Haikus Taught Me To Be More Creative.

It really sums up how I’m feeling at the moment – faced with a battered old paint pot – but it’s reassured me that this is a normal feeling and one that will go away with use. Toddle along and have a read. It’s a wonderful reminder.


Author: Jessica

I'm a writer who refuses to pin myself down to one genre, hopping from science-fiction and fantasy through to literary and even the odd western now and then. Check out what I've written at or follow me on Twitter @jessbaverstock.

2 thoughts on “An Explanation, A Forecast and An Article

  1. I am sorry to hear about your health issues, but I am very glad that you are making progress towards feeling like your old self again. Also, congratulations on your marriage!

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