Monday, March 8, 2010

Get Acquainted With Your Subconscious

A few weeks ago, I spoke of the odd moments of feelings or thoughts that would pop into my mind every now and again. These subconscious flashes of something have gone on for years with me. It took a very long time to consider them as something positive to cultivate into a story.

In the February 2010 issue of Writer's Digest, Kelly L. Stone, author and mental health counselor, talks of "waking up that subconscious." In an interview in this issue, she discusses the power of the subconscious when it comes to writing and says, "Learning to access your subconscious greatly enhances your creativity because whereas the conscious mind is limited and can attend to only one thing at a time, the subconcious mind operates independently from your conscious mind's field of attention."

I'm going to do my best to allow my subconscious free reign and see where it takes me--hopefully to a major case of writer's cramp because the words are flowing freely! I believe a good start will be to read Kelly L. Stone's book, Thinking Write: The Secret to Freeing Your Creative Mind.

How about you? As the article states, "...Can the unknown corridors of your mind be hidden pathways to creativity?"


  1. Most definitely! The unknown that begins to take shape is always the best. Thanks for reminding me I need to read the current issue of Writer's Digest. I'm woefully behind on my reading.

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  2. Hi Donna,

    Thanks for stopping by. It is always wonderful when the unknown begins to take shape, particularly in an unpredictable way.

    My reading pile is quite large as well!