When Work Becomes Fun

When Work Becomes Fun – Glorious Creativity

When Work Becomes Fun

//  “Ok, guys. Go! You’ve only got 8 seconds to catch your reader’s attention. Write!”

The room was a mix of expression… some faces furrowed in concentration, desperate to finish their thoughts before the five-minute timer ran out. Some showed panic, realizing that original ideas were lacking and ‘imagination muscles’ were out of shape. And then there were those who looked like deer in headlights—“What are we doing?”

The fury of scratching pens and pencils followed for the next five minutes. You could almost hear the wheels turning and smoke rising.

Creativity! Beautiful, glorious creativity!

Get out of your box. Break free from of the practical. Dream. Stretch those muscles. Force yourself to think bigger, brighter, bolder. Read more

Day 31: ‘Only’ Changes Everything

This largely unedited free-write is linking up with the Write 31 Days Challenge. // indicates the start and stop of five minutes. The prompt word for today is ONLY. Go!



//  “ONLY”… what a beautiful qualifying word.

When the world is overwhelming you, and your TODO list feels never-ending, try adding this simple word to your vocabulary.

‘I still have to do the laundry’ becomesI only have to do the laundry.’

‘There are still four hours until the kids go to sleep’ becomesThere are only four hours until the kids go to sleep.’

‘I still have to buy groceries’ becomesI only have to buy groceries.’

‘I can’t do one more thing’ becomes ‘I only have to do one more thing.’

It’s about changing your perspective     

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Five Minute Friday – CREATE

I’ve just joined a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES every Friday. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. This week, the word is CREATE. Go!


So I’m preparing to write on “create” and all I can hear are melodies in my head. Lilting melodies, moving up, moving down. Beautiful, mysterious.

But that doesn’t help me write for 5 minutes! I need words!


And then a flash of memory bursts into my mind.  Narnia, Aslan, darkness. You remember… It’s “The Magician’s Nephew” and Digory and Polly are in darkness, afraid, confused, in danger. Read more