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Harula over at wordsthatserve is conducting a regular Wednesday feature presenting writing prompts she uses in the creative writing class she teaches. I encourage all you writers to stop by there and check it out!

Here’s this week’s prompt!

Writing Prompt: Being in the Flow (5 minutes)

For 5 minutes just write about being in the flow, whatever that phrase means to you. 
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You may choose to describe a specific experience, a time when you felt in the flow, or you may wish to describe it more as a state to which you aspire. Alternatively, you may want to explore what particular activities or environment can support the experience of such a state. Inwardly immerse yourself in the feeling, and then left the words flow.
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3090-1Getting in the flow… I can only get in the flow when I’m feeling very creative. I would spend hours and hours, days and days working on our books for our church’s women’s retreat every fall adding illustrations and graphics. I would play forever with our family newsletter at Christmas adding pictures in Pagemaker where I could move them around on the page like Colorforms. (Anyone remember those???)
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With a project like that I can get so caught up at the computer that I forget to eat. Someone can walk up to me and say something and I don’t even hear them. If they touch me to get my attention, they scare the bloomin’ tar out of me because I’m so intent on what I’m doing. There’s just something about the creation process that totally captivates me.
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flowAnd once I have the project done, I can sit there and edit and edit forever. I often wonder what it is about that process that possesses my soul, ’cause it really does feel like that when I’m in the flow. It even happened when I was writing Glencara’s Bane during NaNoWriMo in November 2013. (Now if I could just find that flow again to edit the darn thing!)
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When I was managing and working at Copy Express, a small copy center, I routinely did business cards, wedding invitations, graduation announcements, newsletters and forms for businesses, etc. And always the process took me hostage. There’s just something about being in the flow that makes me not care what else is going on at the moment. (Much to Drollery’s frequent annoyance!)

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Picture Sources:
Colorforms — Live And Learn
Flow — Inbound Buddha
Yoda — uk.pinterest.com

 

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