We came across this wonderful advice and approach to creative writing about being playful from ‘Writing on the Pages of Life’ blog…

Writing on the Pages of Life

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The brain can keep developing long after we leave adolescence and play promotes that growth. We are designed to be lifelong players, built to benefit from play at any age. The human animal is shaped by evolution to be the most flexible of all animals: as we play, we continue to change and adapt into old age.       -Stuart Brown, M.D. with Christopher Vaughan in “play, How it shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul”

We wake up earlier to do early morning writing. We journal. We write haiku, sonnets, haibun. We blog and participate in blog challenges. We work on our drafts. We work hard to improve our writing. The time comes when it’s time to stop taking writing so seriously…

Now it’s time to play!

Writing discovers your own life. Don’t box it. Don’t expect it or force it to be this or that. The…

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