Focus On What You Know

We can easily let our minds get carried away. We confabulate and fill in the blanks with completely fabricated information. When we are uncertain we become desperate for certainty, entertaining absurd notions in an attempt to make sense of the chaos.

Creative minds can often get anxious. Sometimes it’s comforting to focus solely on the things we know to be true.

Whether it’s a difficult story you’re working on or a shitty life event, write down a list of the facts. Not what you believe to be true, but what you know 100% to be true. I find identifying the actual gaps of knowledge is an excellent first step in figuring out the rest. Or, at the very least, you recognize the reality of the situation before imposing your own creative assumptions.

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