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Creativity coach, writing and creative process instructor, speaker, author of Around the Writer's Block: Using Brain Science to Write the Way You Want (Penguin/Tarcher 2012) and Dancing in the Dragon's Den (Red Wheel Weiser), Teaching Artist at the Loft Literary Center.

Process is Pretty Much Piddling


What do you do when there's nothing to do?

Pam McAlister, my friend, fellow writer and former student, sent an article from Southern Living with this observation;

“I thought you might enjoy this little piece on piddling. Reminds me of my wrestling with what IS process and   what ain’t…”

Because the author of the article, Rick Bragg, gives such a charming description of the attitude that is at the heart of Process, today’s post consists of the intro above and an enthusiastic invitation to read The Fine Art of Piddling.

After you read the article, I invite you to go piddle yourself. Or if that phrase makes you think you need to invest in Depends, go play with Process.

Here’s my usual invitation to comment: What you do when you’re piddling? Is that the same as Process for you?

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3 Comments on “Process is Pretty Much Piddling”

  1. Angela Foster January 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Loved the article by Rick Braggs! I have always been a piddler and proud of it! Thanks for sharing.

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    • rosannebane January 28, 2012 at 10:11 am #

      Thanks Angela!
      Do you think what you do when you’re piddling is Process (i.e. creative play for the sake of play with no expectations about outcomes)?

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