Over at my favorite Writer’s Forum, the due date for the most recent short story contest is drawing near. I have not started writing the story yet, but have cemented the plot and characters in my mind.
I usually have no problem coming up with plots and characters. This time, my trouble affected me quite negatively. In the midst of writing reams of boring keyword articles for my ‘real world’ work, I thought I had perhaps lost my creative edge.
The thought brought up some interesting questions.
Can you lose your creativity? And, if you do, can you get it back again?
If you don’t have creativity to begin with, can you grow one?