Category: creative writing

I tell my students one of the most important things they need to know is when they are at their best, creatively. They need to ask themselves, What does the ideal room look like? Is there music? Is there silence? Is there chaos outside or serenity outside? What do I need in order to release my imagination?

                                          —Toni Morrison, The Paris Review, 1993

“The Universe doesn’t like secrets. It conspires to reveal the truth, to lead you to it.”
                                               ― Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies

Write a scene in which a secret is revealed. Include hints about why it was kept for so long and by whom. Don’t explain. Just hint. How is the news received?

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”

                                                                   –J.K. Rowling

She woke in the middle of the night, went downstairs and discovered that her front door was standing wide open.


Creative people are more likely to cheat than less creative people, possibly because this talent…