In Others’ Words: Creativity

I’ve followed a few hunches in my life … sometimes I’ve walked through an open door and sometimes I’ve walked right into a brick wall.

But at least I was moving forward, right?

I love the idea of intertwining a hunch with creativity — splashing that “Maybe this will work” feeling with a bit of red and blue and purple and green and yellow. That’s the best way to treat a hunch: with lots of color, some time to simmer, and the permission to flourish.

In Your Words: Ever follow a hunch? Where’d you end up? I’d love for you to join the conversation and tell us about it.


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  1. February 27, 2013, 4:48 am   /  Reply

    I love to follow hunches, they lead such delightful places! Like one lonely Friday night at the ACFW conference several years ago, I took someone up on an invitation to a Pizza party and look where it led—My Book Therapy! I wouldn’t have such wonderful friends, mentors, and encouragers in my life today if I hadn’t.

    • Beth Vogt
      February 27, 2013, 7:45 pm   /  Reply

      I am so, so thankful you followed that hunch, Edie!

  2. February 27, 2013, 6:24 am   /  Reply

    They come in whispers often and yep, I try to follow them. Often I don’t see the results but that’s okay. Something is happening to me and with me in the following.
    ~ Wendy

    • Beth Vogt
      February 27, 2013, 7:46 pm   /  Reply

      Somehow I suspected you were a hunch-follower …

  3. February 27, 2013, 7:31 am   /  Reply

    Ooh, I just had this experience in my writing this week. Something has felt off about my opening scenes for awhile and yesterday morning I had a little niggle of, “hmm, try this…just see where it goes…” I got so excited as that hunch came to life. And then…

    And then it was 7:30 and I realized I was supposed to be at work in half an hour. Hehehe…

    Also, I love Frank Capra. 🙂

    • Beth Vogt
      February 27, 2013, 7:53 pm   /  Reply

      Oh, how fun … when a hunch leads you to a wide open door … and yeah, makes you (almost) late for work.

  4. February 27, 2013, 7:47 am   /  Reply

    I not only follow them, I engage in real conversations with them.

    • Beth Vogt
      February 27, 2013, 7:54 pm   /  Reply

      Love this!
      Absolutely l-o-v-e this!

  5. February 27, 2013, 8:03 am   /  Reply

    Liked this, Beth. One hunch I followed was to tell a certain friend about this crazy story idea I had. And wouldn’t you know that friend told me to write it?! I’m so glad you did. I love walking this road with you. 😉

    • Beth Vogt
      February 27, 2013, 7:54 pm   /  Reply

      That hunch was a wide open door, wasn’t it?

  6. terri tiffany
    February 27, 2013, 8:17 am   /  Reply

    Yes I do–all the time! They lead me to some really interesting places.

    • Beth Vogt
      February 27, 2013, 7:55 pm   /  Reply

      Not surprised, Terri … and I bet you have stories you could share.

  7. February 27, 2013, 8:18 am   /  Reply

    All the time! The best led straight to my hubby. 🙂

    • Beth Vogt
      February 27, 2013, 7:55 pm   /  Reply

      OOOH! I want to hear more, Kathryn!

  8. February 27, 2013, 8:19 am   /  Reply

    I agree with Terri. Following those God-nudges makes all the difference and always broadens my scope beyond what I expect going in. Woo Hoo!!

    • Beth Vogt
      February 27, 2013, 7:55 pm   /  Reply

      Hunches … God-nudges.
      I like that phrase, Donna.

  9. February 27, 2013, 9:21 am   /  Reply

    You have great taste in quotes. Happy I have a notebook to write them down right beside my desk.

    • Beth Vogt
      February 27, 2013, 7:56 pm   /  Reply

      Kim … me & quotes: I love ’em. I do, I do.
      And I love sharing them with others.

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