Fierce on the Page Community:
Change Your Context

In Chapter 9 of Fierce on the Page, I described how feeding my dying dog taught me creative new ways to feed myself when I was stuck, struggling, and couldn’t make it to my own food bowl.

What if you found a new way to approach an old struggle or stuck place? How could you come at it sideways to find a new perspective? What if you were to make a small shift in attitude or practice—and then another—until you felt a bit more space or ease or fun? What if you didn’t stop experimenting until you found yourself clear to the other side of that obstacle? I’d love to hear how you changed your context to create a new result in the space below.

2 Comments on “Change Your Context”

  1. I find that baking often helps me to find my creative spark again. Baking is so measured, so precise, my creative mind can wander as I follow the steps. This often allows me to pull together the essence of what I can’t find. Barbara Oakley refers to this as diffuse thinking in A Mind for Numbers.
    Another thing I do is to switch writing projects when I get stuck on one. Because I write poetry, fiction, and nonfiction as well as a few blogs, I can usually switch between projects and let the problem simmer until the answer bubbles to the top.
    Also, I find a dance break can be quite stimulating when I’m struggling with something I’m writing.
    So there are a few ways I have developed over time to address stuck places and writing projects I’m struggling with. I’m sure there are others and there will be still more in the future…

    1. Fantastic! I love how many ways you have to move yourself forward when you’re stuck. Baking is one I haven’t tried. Will do so pronto! My son thanks you in advance!

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