Wednesday, November 7, 2018

IWSG: Seeing Creativity in Life

First Wednesday of the month = Insecure Writer's Support Group. If you've not heard of it before, check out the complete details by clicking here.

The purpose of the group is "to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!"

This month's question: How has your creativity in life evolved since you began writing?

My answer: I see world building elements, richer character development, and plot twists in most everything I study now. For example, even when I'm quilting, I see ways to make the whole quilt more dynamic based on the "world" of the quilt, the fabrics chosen for their "character" and the unusual surprises I can include.

How about you? How has your creativity in life evolved since you began writing?


  1. I love that you can see so much in a quilt. My mom used to work in a quilt shop and make quilts, so I appreciate the art and time and thought that goes into them. :)

  2. Hmm - I love the vibrance of your quilts, so different than the treasures our grandmothers crafted from fabric scrap leftovers from the clothes that all women made. While there's story (history, at least) in those quilts, the vibrance was in the gossipy conversation those quilting groups shared, all of which is forgotten. I know nothing of our grandmothers beyond their adherence to patterns of the day.

  3. Jennifer Chiaverini has written quilting fiction that I like. I remember sitting beneath the quilt on a frame while neighbor ladies quilted and talked. I wish I had been older so I could remember them.