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Writer, Don’t Stifle Your Creativity

  By Andrea Merrell I have been part of several discussions lately about finding your writing niche and staying in your lane. In other words, decide what kind of writer you are, and don’t deviate. If you’re a poet, novelist, devotional or children’s writer … that’s probably where you should stay. Don’t color outside the lines. But what about creativity? When God—the Master Creator of all things—gives us gifts, does He limit us to only one expression of them? Creativity, like anything else, begins with an idea. Sometimes a small one but when put to use, can multiply and flourish. Maya Angelou once said: You can't use up creativity. the more you use, the more you have. Sadly, too often creativity is smothered rather than nurtured. there has to be a climate in which new ways of thinking, perceiving, and questioning are encouraged. Another writer tells us that "God is the giver of great concepts, truth, and ideas. So when He gives you one, don't let anybody talk you

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