Three Characteristics of a Creator: Something in this blog entry struck me:
Creative talk and exploration is not the same as the act of creation. A creator can hold in their hands what they’ve made. Little blog entries and practice poems won’t do. A creator makes things.
I don’t know about you, but I get all sorts of story ideas. I’d like to think quite a few of them are good. Yet, those ideas aren’t worth much if they never see ink (or pixels, since I type). Being creative is all well and good, but if that creativity never sees creation, it doesn’t do much.
So this is my urging, to both myself and you: Don’t be creative and leave it at that. Use your creativity to create.
(I do find it ironic that I’m posting this thought in a “little blog entry” and just that is said to “not do” in my quote. Ah, well.)