The Saturday Writing Quote — on creativity

02_ClearwaterValley_Pastel_WEB“But what’s creativity if not dreaming? Playing it safe and asking our imaginations to stick to socially-accepted norms means cutting off a source of fathomless inspiration. With all the talk out there about taking risks as writers, isn’t it time we gave ourselves permission to take this risk, too, off the page?”

Sharon Bially, novelist and book publicist, on Writer Unboxed

(Painting “In the Clearwater,” pastel on suedeboard, by Leslie)