Writing is an optimistic enterprise. Even the most cynical writer, the one who believes everyone is corrupt and the world is doomed, if that person still writes, s/he proves hope is alive. If that person truly believes nothing matters, why write? So, if we write, we have hope.
And that is necessary to unlock creativity. Hope fuels our ability to ask “What if?” And if we can ask that question and entertain an answer, anything is possible.
“What if” opens us up to reflecting our own lives, or something we’ve read, listened to, seen, tasted, felt. Whatever comes in and can be redirected creatively to offer an answer.
That answer has turned into The Lord of The Rings, Hamlet, The Outsiders, Something Blue, Imagine, Pride and Prejudice, Starry Night, and on and on and on…
So take in the world, experience your life, and then ask “What if?”
The possibilities are endless…..