Unteachable Spark

I’m teaching a creative writing course soon. Every writer needs another source of income and I’m thinking of making this mine.

However – I can teach the nuts and bolts. I can teach all the tricks. I can give advice. I can set exercises. But how do I teach that moment of inspiration?

We can all do a workmanlike piece of writing, following all the plans and rules. But what’s needed is the spark. The one that transcends rules and ignores plans. The only advice I can give is to daydream, and wait.

The House at Baker Street by Michelle Birkby

The Women Of Baker Street

Sent from my iPad

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