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PROMPTuesday #93

February 2nd, 2010

It’s been about a year since I last posted Elizabeth (“Eat, Pray, Love” author) Gilbert’s TED talk on creativity. Her take on the creative process is fascinating and liberating, and begs the question posed for today’s PROMPT:

 

What is creativity to you?

 

This is a boundary-less and limit-less prompt. You can write what you believe creativity is, or where it comes from, or post a nonsense poem. It’s all creative in my book.

 

Please post your thoughts in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.

 

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On February 2nd, 2010, Wade Nash (Paul) said:

To me, the most important (and elusive aspect) of writing is the simple motto “Show! Don’t Tell!” The “showing,” in addition to a compelling plot, is what distinguishes good writing from dull writing. I struggle with this.

Today, when emailing a friend with a writing critique, I ran across this article, which I enjoyed:

http://users.wirefire.com/tritt/tip1.html

I’ll summarize with a short “crumping” poem:

Don’t Tell! Show!
Stupid mofo!
(repeat)

(Sung to the tune of “Pants on the Ground.”)

And here is a haiku that I wrote to immortalize this concept:

Quill dips . . .
Exact descriptions inked onto parchment
The readers snooze.

My best to all . . .

— Wade Nash

On February 2nd, 2010, » PROMPTuesday: Creativity said:

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