Why writers are always writers

It occurred to me earlier today when doing a menial task around the house (okay I was doing the ironing, how much more brain numbing can an activity be?) when I realised that it was precisely this kind of activity that can allow a writer to drift off into the Great Story. Once there the writers imagination is let off the lead and is free to run in the great everywhere and everything, the ubiquitous creative pool.

How good is that? When in the quiet and peace of ones own house doing something that requires little conscious thought, one can connect to the greatness that is everything and in that space, that place of the unlimited, anything can happen. I myself received a spark of an idea that will it very well in Fendrel’s Tale Volume 3 The Forgotten Kingdom. The book is currently between the second and third drafts, but this idea will help show a part of the story that has otherwise been only vaguely hinted at and it will bring together two sub parts of the story to make the whole story fuller and more rounded.

Now, I call that a result, an A++ with distinction. And all because I let myself get lost in the mundane so that the unconscious mind, the creative mind could connect to the Great Story and grant me an extra snippet of wisdom for a story already written.

The lesson here for me, and maybe you too my fellow writer, creator and Master of the Universe is to allow yourself to be open at all times to the Great Story and just as importantly, to write it down straight away. I have a notepad on the fridge and I didn’t even need to move to put down the iron, pick up the pen and write it down.

In my new book, The Handbook of TOP TIPS To Manage Your Writing available on Amazon both as a Kindle and a paper back


I provide this and other useful tips for writers to get the most out of their writing.

Keep writing for you know you have to……


About purpleandrew

Andrew, recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome is a 54 year old former geologist always had short hair, suited & booted for work. That all changed when the credit crunch hit. Now a complimentary therapist, hospital radio presenter, and writer. Andrew writes crime thrillers, Young Adult, and fantasy books as well as blogging about writing and other stuff that he feels strongly about.
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One Response to Why writers are always writers

  1. Great creativity-maximising thought! I remember the long hours working as a life-guard at various pools when I could have written several novels with a plethora of complex characters. The Great Story – nice! In a spiritual context, Brother Lawrence’s ‘Practising the Presence’ is in a similar vain. Best, Nick

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