Ancient wisdom and modern meditation practices reveal a rhythm to creativity that can become a model for anyone’s individual practice. Symbols and metaphors have fuzzy boundaries, so your personal use of these symbols may not match another writer’s interpretation. All that matters is that you find a creative rhythm that sustains your work.
We call it a body of work for a good–and forgotten–reason. The best work comes from or at least through our bodies, through our emotions. Everything universal is in the emotions; the details only draw a readership if they are linked to universal emotions.
Melanie Phillips, co-author of the Dramatica software and a prolific writer and teacher on story structure, writes about the four stages of the creative process