The Power Of A Brainstorm

Brainstorm.

I love a good brainstorm! This is when all your creative energies surface together and crash into your imagination. It allows you to test your imagination’s limits–and stretch it in ways you had not thought about before.

A brainstorm is a writer’s best friend.

With any storm, they seem to come out of nowhere, and are more powerful than thought. You must remember that you wield the wind and rains which come in these storms. They should never overwhelm you, startle you or through you off balance!

Brainstorming is different from “The Flow” because the source is different. Brainstorming is internal while “The Flow” is external. Brainstorms come out of the blue, while “The Flow” has to be experienced, tapped into even. It’s a current more, while a brainstorm is a circuit. Embrace that and channel it.

You will never regret that.

Encouragement Pages-05/06/2020

There is no need for you as a writer to ask permission to create. You cannot be subject to this! You must have the wherewithal to work in the midst of doubt, or doubt in the midst of work. Permission is one of those thing which rely on just the freedom of the self. Are you able to release the thoughts of other people as it relates to what you want to create–so you can create?

If you cannot, you will ever wait for someone to grant you the freedom you need to have for yourself–and be dependent on it.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-04/29/2020- Writers Lie (1)

There are certain things writers aren’t always honest about. And the things we aren’t honest about–we lie about. The biggest lie we tell ourselves as writers is ‘I’ll write it down later.’

I’ll write it down later’ is the biggest lie a writer will tell.

Why do we tell this massive lie, you ask?

We tell it because it’s easier than admitting we won’t make time to write down what we need to. Which is hard.

Writers, today make it the last time you lie to yourself about what you need to write.

Make the time…before you run out of it.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-03/09/2020

Even the hardest work is done one word at a time.

Even work you delay is written one word at a time.

In finding the bravery to keep going to complete your work, understand the doubts will come. They will try and root. They will whisper to you. They will discourage you. But have courage, fellow oracle. Have courage!

Continue the work. Finish the work–one word at a time.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-01/29/2020

Self-rejection is a slow poison.

It is a poison whose apothecary is familiar. Whom is familiar with their victims as well as their enemies.

But what happens when they are one and the same?

Every time you reject a story, a portion of your imagination vanishes. Every time you scrap a story because you’re scared to write it, more of you vanishes.

Rage against the dying of the light.

Poison is for those dying or marked for death.

Writing is a source of life.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris