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Book: Creativity and Writing Pedagogy

Chapter: 8. Keeping the Creative Pipes from Freezing: An Essay on Creativity

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.23827


No one has enough time to write; take that as a given, but nearly everyone can find 10-20 minutes a day to jot down a few notes – things noticed, a fact read in the newspaper or book, or heard on the radio. These notes will come in handy when a larger block of time for writing presents itself, for they are often the kindling for a first draft. Writing a little bit each day is akin to leaving the faucets dripping on a cold January night; while the ideas are flowing the creative pipes won’t freeze.

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