What do you do to improve your creativity?

The end of Summer - Peel Inlet

Was your childhood hapy or miserable? What did you want to be when you grew up? Do you remember when you found out there was no Santa?
Was your childhood hapy or miserable? What did you want to be when you grew up? Do you remember when you found out there was no Santa?
I have often wondered if my own answers would be really honest. But maybe once you've been honest you find out people like you for it and the world doesn't implode.
I have often wondered if my own answers would be really honest. But maybe once you've been honest you find out people like you for it and the world doesn't implode.
Adam Zwar in 'The Agony of LIfe' said: "Life is hard, love is hard, but it's all pretty funny and no-one gets out alive."
Adam Zwar in 'The Agony of LIfe' said: "Life is hard, love is hard, but it's all pretty funny and no-one gets out alive."
It is good to keep this statement close to your heart and stop taking your life and yourself so seriously. You and everything you have done and achieved will end up on a pile of dust anyway.
It is good to keep this statement close to your heart and stop taking your life and yourself so seriously. You and everything you have done and achieved will end up on a pile of dust anyway.
One doesn't have to pursue unhappiness, but you can not avoid it either, it comes to you. You come into the world screaming.
One doesn't have to pursue unhappiness, but you can not avoid it either, it comes to you. You come into the world screaming.
You cry when you're born because your lungs expand. You breathe. I think that's really kind of significant. You come into the world crying and it's a sign that you are alive.
You cry when you're born because your lungs expand. You breathe. I think that's really kind of significant. You come into the world crying and it's a sign that you are alive.
I don't know what it means 'the pursuit of happiness', all I know it is all about connection.
I don't know what it means 'the pursuit of happiness', all I know it is all about connection.
When you find someone you hate a lot, you should really look at it. It's bending toward that thing called love.
When you find someone you hate a lot, you should really look at it. It's bending toward that thing called love.
When you find someone you love, you love intensely, you should watch it. It's getting closer to its opposite.
When you find someone you love, you love intensely, you should watch it. It's getting closer to its opposite.
One of the ironies of our complicated human nature.
One of the ironies of our complicated human nature.
Our own life script is filled with that sense of wit, irony, self-deprecation...
Our own life script is filled with that sense of wit, irony, self-deprecation...
frustration and verbal richness we gathered walking our own path to fight everyday battles.
frustration and verbal richness we gathered walking our own path to fight everyday battles.
We like to share our individual life paths with people we trust and engage their sympathies alhtough that is not what we set out to do.
We like to share our individual life paths with people we trust and engage their sympathies alhtough that is not what we set out to do.
All we want is understanding.
All we want is understanding.
Our creativity help us to open the window on sensitive material, we would not touch otherwise.
Our creativity help us to open the window on sensitive material, we would not touch otherwise.
Once you have opened the window on contraversial material, it's very hard to close it, and you know your imagination gave you strength to get there....
Once you have opened the window on contraversial material, it's very hard to close it, and you know your imagination gave you strength to get there....
 You can make a poem that's the part of the current conversation.
You can make a poem that's the part of the current conversation.
Writing creatively is an opportunity to make a deep dive into content that is contemporaneous....
Writing creatively is an opportunity to make a deep dive into content that is contemporaneous....
an opportunity to reflect in a way that might make reader to feel uncomfortable and confronted....
an opportunity to reflect in a way that might make reader to feel uncomfortable and confronted....
In life there is clarity and there is ambiguity and there is a natural parallel, and there is some connective tissure there and it is ofen subconsious and not conscious.
In life there is clarity and there is ambiguity and there is a natural parallel, and there is some connective tissure there and it is ofen subconsious and not conscious.
Creative writing opens up a conversation. And it ends up with unanswered questions inviting the reader to answer them: "Where do you want to go?"
Creative writing opens up a conversation. And it ends up with unanswered questions inviting the reader to answer them: "Where do you want to go?"
"Where have you been and where do you want to go from there?"
"Where have you been and where do you want to go from there?"
I like to ask these questions myself when walking alone.
I like to ask these questions myself when walking alone.
I like melancholy. I like to pretend I am alone in the world and I am just sort of abandoned.
I like melancholy. I like to pretend I am alone in the world and I am just sort of abandoned.
In that world of total abandondment I become attracted to something, instinctively, and I research it, and my research becomes an adventure.
In that world of total abandondment I become attracted to something, instinctively, and I research it, and my research becomes an adventure.
I take you with me on my travels, everyone likes adventures...creative writing takes you there every day of your life...
I take you with me on my travels, everyone likes adventures...creative writing takes you there every day of your life...

ONE BLOND HUBBER AND HIM


"You really think this is possible?"

He asked her in a burst

of desperation

suddenly so unsure

of his ability

to fit

in this

little creative world of ours

in our hubpage writing community.



"All I have now is one blond woman who thinks I am special,"

he moaned,

wanting to be out there,

to be heard, to be seen,

so fast

so quick

is there any of us who doesn't?

He is competing every day

with thousands of others

hub aspiring writers

wishing to swim

up and down

all the time

on that endless stream

of never drying out creativity.



There was something in her

that made him want to write,

to open his heart

and tap into his imaginative side...

Can he keep it?

Can he make it?

Can you let let him in

when he knocks so urgently

on your closed doors?



Hubpages is where everyone

can have a go

and take part,

and where all are welcome,

you say,

it's where you can see new talents

getting their first break

alongside the well established hubbers.




It's one of the reasons

hubpages are so popular,

lively, fresh, diverse

and exciting,

no matter what your taste is.

Every style you can think of

is on offer,

and some you never thought

is possible!



Hub circuit is a place

where the people are super friendly

and their comments generous

and responsive.




It opens up a new field

of opportunity

for hobby writers,

but it's an experiment,

certainly.

"If I can do it,

then you can do it."

That one blond hubber

said to him.

"It feels like an old summer camp thing,

you know,

somebody starts a story

and they pass it

to the next person,

so we tend to leave

each chapter with a problem

for the other person to solve,

or the question to ask

or the comment to leave...."



"I was always taking notes

on people

like some really awful

spy,

I was just a word-obsessed kid,

now I like to read

what other hubbers think,

it is moving and exhilarating..."

she disclosed something about her,

and he ponders,

ready to answer back:

"I like to blend facts and fiction,

the lives of real-life characters,

people who I really loved

to bring them vividly

back to life..."



"Those categories for me

are clearly defined,"

she answered back,

"I think the reader needs to know

exactly where they stand.

If you are writing non-fiction,

it means

that what you are writing is true and really happened,

however extraordinary it is."



"I like to write creatively,

to be inside somebody's mind

and their emotions,

and

in a sense,

inside my mind too,

because it's what I think

of a particular situation."

He said with a big broad smile,

feeling the exhilariation

of discovery.



"I like to write

with a certain

'emotional freight'

as a writer

it doesn't confine

where my imagination

will go,"

she replied,

"Tell me more about you,

tell me what are you thinking about

right now?"




She imagined him

sitting in a room

and he would look so sad,

so unsure of himself,

so beaten up,

but then,

he would start to tell

a story

and suddenly

he would come to life

and he would get funnier and funnier,

and his eyes would twinkle,

and his voice

would take on

whatever mood he was exploring...

always in motion...

always

full of

deep thouhts

and feelings...



She closed her eyes

to see those living people

he described

and their courage.

It was an act of empathy,

she listened

and imagined,

what that must have been like

for them

to a greater or a lesser degree.

So there are the facts

of his story

and there is how

that affects her

and how she can imagine

the life of another human being.



The one blond hubber

opened her eyes again

and started to write,

imagining herself

into those lives

without any break,

completely freely,

completely creatively.



Words radiant with tenderness

and empathy

for the human condition,

the language animated

by the need

to understand

the nature of desire

in all its form.



It was like a mysterious

electrical current

running through the sentences,

she sent the words to him

and he caught the writing fever too....



There is a whole lot of emotional energy

that comes

for everyone.

from our childhoods

and from what happened to us

and from how we are constructed,

he closed his eyes and started to play his guitar.



A psychological engine

of before,

nuclear reaction of now,

creating a kind of intensity

between them,

inside them

feeding each other

constantly

with wonders of a brilliant sunset

and impossibly large full moon

that never ceases to shine,

will it be large enough

to sustain their creativity?



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lizp1123 profile image

lizp1123 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

A "really awful spy taking notes on people" - that's ME too!!

Thanks for sharing these thoughts :)


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Looks like we are twins:) Thanks for stopping by...B


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Kenja 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

Beata: Did you want to say...

There was something in her

that made him WANT to write,

to open his heart

and tap into his imaginative side...

forget the 'want'?

Love having a connection with a lovely blond person in Western Australia. Oh Master Hub Mistress, please read just two of Hubs -- any that beckon you -- and comment. cheers, Ken


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Cheers Ken, BIG THANKS...oops, just rushing too much writing after mindnight, always grateful for help of my fellow hubbers/editors:)

Will go to check your hubs straight away:)...B


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RBJ33 3 years ago

Spot on Beata - good job - well done


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thanks RBJ, very kind of you:).....B


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Gail Meyers 3 years ago from United States

"Life is hard, love is hard, but it's all pretty funny and no-one gets out alive." That pretty much sums up a lot of things.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I loved this, it's different. I am just starting to write creatively. Billybuc gave a challenge to writers using promps. It was a lot of fun. I didn't win, but i had fun trying. Thank you for sharing..


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

thanks my fellow hubbers for stopping by, it is always fun to read your responses, all the best...keep your creativity alive by whatever works for you....B


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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Enjoyed the photos of glistening water along with the inspirational message . . . thumbs up Beata!


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

thank you, my fellow hubber for your kind comment and all the best:)..B


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

A brilliant choice of poetry thanks for this one.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

thank you, my beautiful reader, you have read so many of my poems, I am impressed:)


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nArchuleta 3 years ago from Denver, Colorado

Wow, what a beautiful poem/photo essay. The two compliment each other so perfectly. Boy have I got some work to do on my pics -- I am freshly inspired by this Hub! Thanks for sharing, and I will be following future Hubs. :)


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Wow, my dear fellow hubber and fellow teacher as well, I have just got insipired by your answer on the question about the young rude generation and us:) We can inspire each other:) I have written this hub in utter desperation how to help a new coming hubber and friend to learn to write creatively and get more followers:) As a teacher you know, we are just facilitators of learning, the actual work has to be done by students:) But I think now he has finally found his creative voice and confidence and I am off the hook:) Happy to meet you here and all the best with teaching and writing and also picture taking:)


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whittwrites 3 years ago from the Philly area

I am also poet and I love how you turned your tips into poetry. Keep up the great work.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, my fellow poet, always happy to meet one:)....B


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Jai89 3 years ago from Cardiff

Great hub. I felt like this was me here some time ago. Your a talented writer.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

thank you jai89, we all have started once here just like that and needed someone around to help us to make that first step into the hub-unknown:)

Happy you can relate and all the best with your writing:)..B


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mercuryservices 3 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

Hi Beata and thanks for the follow. I always think about how death is inevitable every time I sit down to write. :)

Everyone is going to die someday, so why be afraid of what anyone thinks? That seems obvious, but sometimes people forget about that and get caught up in things that don't matter. HubPages is great because everyone can work on perfecting their personal style, while also spying on what other writers are doing. In the meantime, the nickels and dimes keep rolling in.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

How profoundly and beautifully said, mercuryservices, I am in awe of your words and so true, thank you so much for stopping by and looking forward to hear from you again:)


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barbat79 3 years ago from Connnecticut

So awesome I didn't want it to end. So full of life! Natural in writing and photos. Provocative captions in the photos. I had to go back to read just those! Wow Thank you for your natural self!


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you for stopping, happy you liked it, it is actually a real story and I am happy it makes sense:) sometimes life writes the best stories ever don't you think so? ....B


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lumen2light 3 years ago from Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Words of beauty, inspiration and wonder


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

thank you my Scottish fellow hubber, happy you liked it and looking forward to hear from you again:) B


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barbat79 3 years ago from Connnecticut

I do, I do! For me it is my hub, The toothfairy and the greedy girl. If you like, take a look. It is a funny story. It actually happened as well!


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Happy to hear that barbat, keep your creativity up:) Life is better with it:)


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ladydeonne 3 years ago from Florence, SC

A superb way to welcome and to advise new hubbers on what to expect. You have a great and unique way with words. Marvelous creativity!


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

thank you, ladydeonne, it is in many ways my real experience so I thought it would be good to share it...thank you for your kind words, hope it will be useful...all the best and looking forward to hear from you again:)


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Bishop55 3 years ago from USA

That was fun to read!


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Happy you liked it:)...all the best from B


Aggy 24 months ago

Big help, big help. And suitvlaepre news of course.


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Beata Stasak 24 months ago from Western Australia Author

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