Thursday, April 30, 2020

Meditation and the creative process in writing

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Meditation is important when it comes to every aspect of this writing process. From before conception and getting it out on paper, to the stage of completion. Starting any work of art with meditation helps with making a smoother transition. It's kinda like the oil. Creates less friction during the creative process.

Getting a good session of meditation is great for before writing but it also helps especially when you're at a tough spot in your writing process, to meditate afterwards. Quintin Terentino in an interview said he always gets in the hot tub after he writes. So I jumped on that train and decided that when my writing gets tough I'll push through then give myself a hot bath with candles, salts, and all. It really helps me transition and accept where I am in my process. Sometimes I let more ideas come at that time but I don't write them down then because this is a place of calm and I trust that if those ideas are important they'll return. But sometimes I can't help but jump out and write down them down.

Meditation in a valuable tool to have when you write and what's great is that there are so many ways to do it. Sitting quietly, walking, journaling, sipping tea, the ways to meditate are endless. Once you find which one works for you, it will really help oil your gears and get those words flowing.

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About the Author

Saschia Johnson writes poetry, creative non-fiction, short stories, and screen plays. On her free time Saschia likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Saschia works daily improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." And that's what she strives to start with every morning. You can find her writing on Jayne. Press. She writes because there isn't any other medium she's felt such a strong connection with. Her need to write greatly surpasses her desire to write.


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