Today’s guest is Rachel Funk Heller who began her career as a journalist and worked as an independent television writer/producer for twenty-five years. She is a former CNN producer who worked in both the Atlanta headquarters and in the Washington DC bureau. She is the author of The Writer’s Coloring Book®.
Writing great fiction is hard work, both mentally and emotionally. There are times when you need to give yourself a break and have some fun—pure, unadulterated, free flowing fun. It feeds your soul, and in the long run it will help you craft better books.
Creativity, Brain Waves, and Having More Fun
Summer time. I used to love summer because it meant three whole months of no school and lots and lots of playtime. Most of that playtime was filled with fun things that let your imagination run wild. We had paper dolls, connect-the-dots, finger paints, and coloring books to fill our time. [pullquote]Turns out, finding a simple craft or playing with old toys may be just the thing you need to improve your writing…[/pullquote]The best part was that no one cared if we made purple elephants or painted red suns and orange moons. Wouldn’t it be fun to go back to that carefree time? When you could let your imagination roam free?
Turns out, finding a simple craft or playing with old toys may be just the thing you need to improve your writing, to help you get out of a writing slump, or just to remind you why you chose this path in the first place. Yes, writing is hard work, but it can also be the best fun a human brain can have. [Read more…]