27 thoughts on “How does the creative process work?

  1. Vera Komnig

    Yes, we have to play more, then the creativity flows by itself and I think we more often must keep the thinking closed because its the biggest break of a flow.
    Sending hugs and love to my dear sister in art.<3

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      HI dear Katherine. I am the same. I need to have routine in my life..and when I miss a day or get off my routine…it takes a while to get back into it again….the word ‘flow’ is overused these days, but in the case of creativity…a flow is so important:)X

      1. Katherine

        It’s sometimes annoying that it comes on late at night so I say, can’t you come earlier.I think I write mumbo jumbo and suddenly my mind gets going.I used to get lost when reading and lose touch with time.Blessed Janet.You are a true inspiration to many people.I’m so glad that with our computers we can do good things .With love,Katherine

  2. Jet Eliot

    I so enjoyed your words of wisdom here, Janet, on the creative process. As a novelist, I am currently in the beginning stages of writing a new novel, and everything you said here applies to novel writing. In these preliminary stages I write every day in my new-novel journal, pulling out what could be a good plot and characters (“the seed”), then pondering it each new day and writing more, experiencing with ease the “ghostly apparitions” and “aha moments,” just as you describe. Your accompanying watercolors are fantastic.

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning dear Jet…you have been on my mind a great deal of late and am so very pleased to hear that you have started a new novel. Having read your previous books, I will look forward very much to reading your next novel…..and thank you very much for your comments re this post….Have a wonderful weekend and may your creative juices flow:)


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