This is part of the Royal Wedding Series which means I’m still in Scotland as you read this.
What you probably didn’t know (or care about) is that I spent all Easter Saturday compiling this series and another one for my muggle blog.
When I say “all day”, great chunks of it were spent doing things that bore no resemblance to writing; sitting in the yard, wandering from room to room, opening the fridge and saying “no” then heading to the sink to pour a glass of water that I don’t want, going to the bathroom a lot, periodically bothering my partner for no reason. That sort of thing.
No doubt you’ll all recognise these valuable -some might say- priceless strategies.
In fact, including a post in the series about creative processes occurred to me during my most effective process… cooking. Which is why I found it quite synchronicitous that I found this interview with the amazing Nigella while looking for something else (food related) on the YouTubez. She says the same thing. In fact, I agree with everything she said.
Before that, we have some more free magical writing from amazing sources:
- Phil Hine’s old Chaos International articles. Download them as a zip file.
- Fossil Angels. I’ve posted it before, obviously, but it turns out it’s worth a periodic re-read. Especially in a post about creativity and art.