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Journal or take notes of an event or idea and elaborate on them.
When you are inspired, your energy surrounds you and naturally expands your capability to attract and lift others.
Inspiration can make you click and can elicit paradigm shifts.
It calls you to strive for a new purpose or drives you to higher awareness.
...by attaching emotions to things that happen. That means those who can create and share good stories have a powerful advantage over others.
Facts and figures and all the rational things that we think are important in the business world actually don’t stick in our minds at all.
Write the first draft of your story in as short a time as possible. If you’re writing a short story, try to write it in one sitting. If you’re writing a novel, try to write it in one season (three months).
Don’t worry too much about plotting or outlining beforehand. You can do that once you know you have a story to tell in the first place. Your first draft is a discovery process. You are like an archeologist digging an ancient city out of the clay. You might have a few clues about where your city is buried beforehand, but you don’t know what it will look like until it’s unearthed.
In times past, when circumstances demanded new ways of expression, it was often female writers who invented new words.
The word 'frustrating' makes its first appearance in print in George Eliot's novel Middlemarch, when she describes "the hampering threadlike pressure of small social conditions, and their frustrating complexity."
Taking inspiration from George Eliot and Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and Dorothy Wordsworth, we can find some helpful principles for sculpting a vocabulary to describe the surreal realities in these tense and trying times.
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