On where the writing ‘magic’ comes from: a blog post from my dear friend Natania Barron.

Natania Barron

Sure, sure. You make your own inspiration and all that. You sit, you write, you create. I get that. It’s 90% of the equation.

But what about those moments that are unplanned? I know I’m not the only writer out there that’s found profundity in hot showers or strains of music (in fact, most of the WIP fell into my brain during a shower). There seem to be situations where my brain is prone to wander unseen pathways, where I make connections in stories that, on normal writing days, just don’t seem to happen. No, I don’t believe in Muses, but there is some curious power in the workings of our brains when it comes to creating stories out of nothingness.

When I was writing Rock RevivalI plugged into music. Every day. Not just my favorite bands, but bands I’d never heard of. Music that was…

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  1. Good article. It was one of those unplanned inspirations that made me believe in muses. OUt of nowhere, no personal experience, I found brilliance. A lot of writers claim they are not responsible for the strength and quality of their words–that they merely appeared as though a script. I thought that was humility until it happened (in a tiny does) to me.

  2. Karen, that was inspiring.
    I’ve just nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award.
    Please see http://andrewtoynbee.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/honoured-to-receive-the-dragons-loyalty-award for details or watch out for today’s post!

    • karengadient

      This particular inspiration was actually reblogged from my dear friend Natania Barron. 🙂

      But I did just see your blog post and I appreciate the nomination. However, I don’t participate in blog awards. It’s not that I don’t like them or that I’m not grateful for nominations. It’s a matter of time and a matter of not being able to nominate everyone I’d like to, especially those whose blog formats do not fit the award ‘rules’.

      Thank you for thinking of me, though!

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