Thoughts and Inspiration for Creative Writers

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Writing is Impossible

Posted on | February 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

Check out this quote from a famous novel:

“There is no use trying,” said Alice, “I cannot believe impossible things.”

“I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

One of the secrets to creativity is seeing like a child sees–i.e. approaching each moment with naivety, “discovering” everything you come across before you question it, and throwing your whole being into believing things; believing that Santa Claus makes an annual journey, for example, or that your mother has X-ray vision, or that if you practice enough you’ll be able to fly.

Or that when you grow up you can be a writer.

Lewis Carroll knew his stuff.

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2 Responses to “Writing is Impossible”

  1. Sandra Hunter
    February 28th, 2010 @ 10:48 pm

    This is so true! You have to let go of gravity.

  2. admin
    March 1st, 2010 @ 7:47 am

    How fun to think we can actually use our imaginations to write, to do the impossible! To turn trees into Ents, to get “beamed up,” to twist time, to create a worldwide “web,” to move at hyperspeed, to transform into werewolves, to have a fairy godmother, to peer into deep space, to jump from airplanes, to fly or sail around the world (solo), to have fun when you write, to dream big (and small)…others have done it, so can I (you)!

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