Susan K. Perry
- Title: Writing in Flow: Keys to Enhanced Creativity
- Author: Susan K. Perry
- ISBN: 9781582970868
- Page: 431
- Format: Paperback
Dr Perry shows writers how to achieve a sense of flow even when facing writer s block Throughout, 75 best selling writers reveal their techniques for using flow to enhance creativity.
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Loved this. :DHaha this was actually a re-readbut I almost forgot everything in here and that was just a library book. But now I get to keep it, yay!! :D Awesome, I loved many of the little tips and I've destroyed my writer's block at last! If it even exists.What I loved most about this though, is that there's a good range of very different personalities of writers here. It's really an eye-opener to see that very very drastic number of different approaches--different lifestyles too. It made me r [...]
The author is obviously intelligent and highly rational, and so her research comes across a thesis done for post-graduate studies. Personally I wasn't able to see how much I could put it into practice in what I do for my own writing in practical terms. It doesn't help me in my own writing journey.
If you've read Csikszentmihalyi's "Flow", you might be tempted to read this for more insight. Unfortunately, unless you've never attempted a regular writing practice and experimented with what works for you, this book won't teach you anything. The basic gist: getting to "flow" is different for every writer (never mind the ones who say it never happens to them, doesn't exist, or isn't desirable). If you write, try different things in your routine to see if you can get "flow" to happen more often: [...]
As an author - and a professor - I enjoyed this book by Dr. Susan Perry. She explains the concept of Flow - "the inspired freedom and creativity achieved when you lose yourself completely in an activity" - like writing and then through the book she suggests ways to help an individual move into flow. It might be a little lengthy and subject-oriented for some but, of course, as a writer I enjoyed it - identifying with many of Perry's observations and thoughts - and gaining some insights I might us [...]
I can't imagine there being anything else Susan K. Perry could have said about writing in flow. So much of what she wrote rang true to me, and it was a good feeling to know that some of my quirks are shared with professional writers. It's nice to just feel a little more normal sometimes, even if being normal means relating to an eccentric group of people. From the advice given in this book, I believe I can now relax and let the writing process happen naturally, as opposed to working so hard at w [...]
I would love for all the time I spend writing to be in flow. I tried to read this book to glean some techniques for getting into and staying in flow. Every time I picked up this book to read at least one chapter, I would fall asleep. Even in the afternoon! Lots of examples of poets who I never heard of (including most often, the author's husband) and other writers who I may have heard of, and their experiences of getting into or not getting into flow. Couldn't finish. Didn't help.
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