Weird mechanism for improving creative writing

Creative writers do suffer serious cognitive dissonance when debating the best approach to creativity; do you put your mind and soul into writing, or do you put your thoughts elsewhere?

Putting your thought elsewhere appears rather axiomatic, but is definitely less weird a creative writing mechanism as it seems.

I am not the only one who’s been hit with inspiration at a time of distraction, in fact many amazing work has been conceived at a time of total inattention. But the problem is there is no button one can push to unleash an “eureka”, so is the alternative a self-induced alteration of cognition?

One weird mechanism for triggering creative writing powers is by limiting awareness, of which mild intoxication is one route.

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Enter your natural magic mode, Increase your flashes of ideas.

Wonders of the Default Mode Network and how we can do more by doing nothing.

For over an hour I struggled in vain to begin a story on the Rite of Passage. I had a vague idea how the story should go, but how to begin it was a challenge. Instead of just sitting there scribbling endlessly, I decided to go and clean the handrail, I was going to do some laundry, and our cloth hangers are too small for the bed sheet, so I would use the handrail to spread the bed sheet.

While cleaning the handrail, the opening scenes of my story began illuminating in my mind; continue reading