Adele Gallogly

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Awesome blog series on creativity

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How do Creatives make the first move, write the first word, fling the first brush stroke, peel back the first layer of clay?

Ross Gale–a fellow writer and SPU-MFA graduate–just kicked off a creativity blog series that explores this very question. It’s called Bereshit Bara, after the first words of Genesis (in Hebrew).

The first entry, “Hello,” is an inventive and lively meditation by my friend Elizabeth Myhr, a poet, editor and product development manager. Here’s a little taste:

One who is not a writer does not pay attention, or sees and lets go of the gift. The gift’s living nature is to be ever moving. It has the quality of light. It is not a product of the human brain.

The writer has a tool called language by which she pins this light down on paper. There it listlessly flaps its beautiful wings, its shine vanishing. Then it dies.

The writer pins it to a board we call a document. Then the writer’s work starts…

I encourage you to read the whole piece–and to follow the entire series, which promises to challenge and inspire.

Ross kindly invited me to contribute a meditation along the way as well, so look for that to be posted later this summer. He also has an open call to join the conversation by writing your own blog post wrestling with questions of creative process (which he’ll then link to–just be sure to send him your post link!)

So creatives out there in my blogosphere community, feel free to jump in to the conversation. You won’t regret it!

Author: Adele Gallogly

I'm a writer and editor living in the lovely city of Hamilton, Ontario. By day, I write for World Renew, a relief and development agency; during evenings and weekends, I let short stories, essays, and other pieces out to play. I like to write about the intersection of faith, art, culture, and justice.

2 thoughts on “Awesome blog series on creativity

  1. Looking forward to your meditation Adele!

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