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Welcome! I’m participating in the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge where I’ll share 26 posts on the theme “The Poet’s Alphabet: 26 Secrets for Crafting Beautiful Poetry”. In each post, I’ll offer bite-sized tips and tricks for crafting and perfectly editing poetry. Today’s tip is:

Keep Your Writing Process Flexible

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“Routine is not an end in itself; it is a means to an end. And the end is productivity, creativity, and joy.” – Gretchen Rubin

The above quote emphasizes the importance of productivity and creativity, but also recognizes that routine can be a helpful tool in achieving those goals. It suggests that while routine can be beneficial, it’s important to remain flexible and adaptable in your writing process to maximize your productivity and creativity.

Sometimes inspiration strikes at unexpected times or in unexpected ways, and being open to change can help you stay productive and creative. Don’t be afraid to try new writing methods or switch up your routine if you feel stuck or uninspired.

Below are some quotes that could help you keep an open mind and be willing to experiment with their writing process. They emphasize the importance of being adaptable and flexible and suggest that sometimes the most productive and creative moments come when we break out of our routines and try something new.

“The muse works in mysterious ways. She might appear to you when you least expect it, in the form of an overheard conversation, a sudden flash of inspiration, or a dream. Be ready to seize those moments.”

– Elizabeth Gilbert

“The only way to write is to write. You have to show up at the page, day after day, even when it feels like pulling teeth. But that doesn’t mean you have to write in the same way every time. Mix it up. Try new things. Take risks.”

– Neil Gaiman

“Routine can be helpful, but it can also be a trap. If you’re always doing the same thing, you’re not growing. Sometimes you need to break out of your comfort zone and try something new to get the creative juices flowing.”

– Margaret Atwood

“Flexibility is key to creativity. Don’t be afraid to change things up, to write in a new location, or to use a different writing tool. Sometimes the smallest change can make all the difference.”

– Roxane Gay

“If you’re feeling stuck, try something different. Take a walk, listen to music, read a book, or do something else entirely. Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places.”

– Jhumpa Lahiri

Hope you found this tip useful.

See you with another tip, tomorrow.

This post is a part of the #BlogchatterA2Z 2023 challenge.

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