This post originally appeared on the networked YA blog, YA Stands, to which I am a semi-monthly contributor.
The Greeks were the first to label what it means to be creative. The muse, they called it, because the sensation of creativity–the experience of creating–seems to originate outside our own corporeal forms.
We feel passive in the process of creating, like vessels, or mediums, for the work of some external force. I hear myself saying this kind of thing all the time: “The story just wrote itself!” Our fingers touch the keyboard and they create of their own volition. (more…)