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Friday, July 26, 2013

The Tao of Writing

Scrivener (see my earlier post HERE) will also come in handy with organizing my other WIPs, not just my latest novel. See... I broke Miller's first commandment and have six active manuscripts, though only one novel in the bunch. But, the flow is on and the last thing I want to do is dam it up! And, besides, I'm not Miller...I'm me. And I write the way I'm led to write. Right? (wink)

Certainly, I've read a zillion times about the horrors of writer's block so I don't want to do anything that might cause my flow to dry up. Therefore, even though I am currently experiencing six different branches to my river of creativity, I'm going with the flow.

And guess what? To support my writing flow, a lovely little book jumped out at me at the library. It's called The Tao of Writing by Ralph L. Wahlstrom and since I already have a passion for Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, is it any wonder this book caught my eye?

Wahlstrom says:

"As with much in life, when we try to force the writing, we often end up with uninteresting, barren, joyless text; when we tap into the flow, we are likely to find ourselves carried along on a joyful, creative, fulfilling stream."

Here's to trusting that I will complete each of these manuscripts in their own good time by being in the flow...


  1. Great post, Darla! Six manuscripts?! Go for it!

  2. I'll bet Miller's rules were written for Miller. Each of us must follow her own path...

  3. Thank you, Jill...! LOL

    Vicki, so very true yet can be hard to remember when insecurities arise.

    I appreciate both of you stopping by!

  4. It sounds like The Tao of Writing author and you are on the same page, "going with the flow". I know your creativity is quite intuitive, and damming that would be sacrilegious!

  5. Thank you for your support, mermaid... (((BIGHUG)))


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