Creativity and paradox

“It is a paradox of creativity that the very way to move beyond the conventional stage [of writing] is not to try harder, but to take a seeming step backward: to reawaken and cultivate in ourselves some of the ways we had of perceiving and expressing when we were children.”

~Gabrielle Lusser Rico~

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8 thoughts on “Creativity and paradox

  1. This is so very true! I have experienced this in my own writing life, of trying 2 hard and disconnecting, not reaching the joy.
    Thanks for the reminder!
    Julie Johnson, busywriting.net

    • Indeed! Thank you for your comment. I find being surrounded by my children all day does help in that respect, so much enthusiasm.

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  3. Love it and I can see the parallel you’re making with the little prince, that reminds me of a previous quote. Some adults are more trying than others!

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