In prior posts, I have dealt with the importance of having a personal philosophy of writing. The elements of any writing philosophy must stand above a general preference for particular kinds of ideas for short stories and novels. More important, those elements should transcend considerations of writing technique such as plot, setting, characterization, style, and so on. All writers need an integrated package of powerful ideas geared towards such practical considerations as establishing productive work habits, maintaining standards, dealing with “writers block,” taming the inner critic, and just plain coping with the unforeseen.
Patience prospers the creative process. Impatience can cripple it. (Image: public domain)
In this post, I want to supplement my earlier ideas by putting forward some thoughts on how to deal with the problem of impatience.Continue reading “Impatience Can Overwhelm Artistic Vision”