Writing, Among Other Things

Category: Creativity (page 2 of 2)

Do you dream your stories?

255370_sweet_dreams_ii_3One morning I woke up with a start. I checked my leg thoroughly for bite-marks. There were none. Yet, I felt like getting a vaccine for rabies, just to be safe. I had dreamt of being bitten by a rabid dog. The dream was so vivid that I had a hard time convincing myself that I had not been bitten by a dog.

We all dream. Even though we dream every night, we are usually not able to remember our dreams when we wake up. There are exceptions, however, when we are able to remember our dreams, and, sometimes, these dreams feel so real, so fantastic, that one has the feeling of living through an adventure.

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How to Make the Best use of Time!

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” Albert Einstein

I am sure every day you hear at least one person say, “How fast is time flying” or “I can’t find the time to do the things I want to do.”

The clock keeps ticking at its own steady pace, but our perception of time keeps changing. Time is nothing but perception. If time is a result of our perception, then it can be said that it is our perception that makes us think that we are short of time. If that is so, then we can easily find time in our lives by merely changing the way we perceive time.

Would you agree with that line of reasoning?

Whether you agree, or not, I would exhort you to stay with me and continue reading.

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Are you waiting for a Big Idea?

Yesterday, a friend said a strange thing to me. He said that he had read many of my blog posts, and some of my short stories,  but – before I could thank him – he added that he felt most of them were quite simple, as they were based on events and incidents that happened in my daily life.

My first reaction, naturally, was one of indignation. I felt that my friend was accusing me of lacking imagination and creativity. But, at the time, I decided to mull over the whole thing before reacting to what he said.

Eventually, I came to the conclusion that he was right. My ideas did originate in the events that were happening all around me. All I did was take these little, ordinary, incidents and weave a web of words around them.

But, isn’t that exactly what writing and creativity is all about?

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Does TV kill Creativity?

When I was a child, I did not watch a lot of TV. In fact, TV was not even interesting as only a few channels were available, and these were mostly boring.  So, naturally, kids in our time did the next best thing – they read!

These days, however, TV has become interesting. There is something for everyone and, therefore, it is no wonder that everyone is watching more TV than ever before.  I am no exception.

But, with the increase in my TV viewing time, I couldn’t help wondering: Does watching TV  TV kill creativity?

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