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Creative Meditation: Suppleness

Mastering the art of bending

To hit a wall. To freeze. Creativity stops when faced with the hard, the inflexible, the rigid.

Good stories look for contours and then follow gravity.

Stories should bend in similar ways, wending around and over obstacles, not getting snagged by the way things are supposed to be. Good stories look for contours and then follow gravity. If stories stiffen, they stop.

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Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, co-founder of 100 Word Story, writer, tap dancer, alchemist, contortionist, numbskull, preacher.

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