Creativity & Process Spiral
Our fingerprints have distinct patterns that identify us. Shaped like arches, whorls, or loops, each finger may be the same or the patterns may be mixed. A spiral whorl print has a spiral line that starts at a point and moves out from the centre in a circular pattern. A palm reader may suggest that spiral whorls symbolize creativity and talent.
Write freely and without censor.
Free-writing is a stream of consciousness writing. The ideas flow to the page as they arrive even if the connections are not initially seen. It’s not about structure or grammar or spelling. Free-writing is the most powerful type of writing practice as it teaches students that writing is essentially about expression and thought.
These are some prompts from The Writing Spiral.
I didn’t write much last year.
I miss it. The quiet. The adventure. The unknowns. I don’t know why I stopped writing. It wasn’t intentional. It just happened. And then one morning I woke up and it seemed my creative voice had slipped away and had gotten lost in the noise of everything else.
Once in a while I want to write a self-indulgent post about nothing. It hits like a craving for chocolate. Snuggled in my favourite chair with a cup of tea I type just to hear the sound of my fingers pushing on the keys, watching to see which thoughts appear. Where will this post go? I wonder. And I’m sure my readers wonder too. (Is it important to ALWAYS know where we are going?)
Join me as I explore creativity and process. The big question I always asked as an English teacher was how can I motivate my students to write every day? The big question I always asked myself when I first started writing was how can I motivate myself to write every day?
On the March Break in 2012 I visited Archives Canada to do some family history research.