Wednesday, April 15, 2020

What is the creative process?


Dragonfly, Dew, Spider Web, Morning, Insect, Dewdrops

Where do creations come from? The creative process is my favorite tidbit when it comes to finding out what goes on behind the scenes in any creative endeavor. So I've decided to research and share my thoughts on the creative process. For the sake of clarity as a writer, I will focus on the creative process when it comes to writing a book.

In writing, the creative process is a space dedicated to gathering and organizing a collection of ideas into a book. The journey toward the "completed" stage is the creative process.  There is infinite space when the creative process is started and completed, since you could consider that the readers continue the creative process over time by recreating the story in their own imaginations. The space of the process I'd like to focus on is from the gathering and collecting stage until it is no longer in the hands of the author.

This process looks different for every writer when it comes to how to compile and organize, who the piece is for, what's the point of it etc. There are many layers that go into writing a book. I'd like to delve into a few different aspects of the creative process over time to figure out what will work best for me while on my own writing journey.

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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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