The Mess - How Does It Help Writers?


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    The Mess - How Does It Help Writers?

    Ever heard of the expression "creative mess"?

    If yes, how does it actually help artists (or writers, in our case)?

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    What do you mean by "creative mess?" Are you talking about a disorganized mental state, disorganized surroundings or something else?











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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma'am View Post
    What do you mean by "creative mess?" Are you talking about a disorganized mental state, disorganized surroundings or something else?
    I've heard the expression too many times, yet I myself can't grasp it's real meaning...I suppose you may apply it to a mental state or surroundings or something else...
    Last edited by Ken11; October 29th, 2019 at 08:23 AM.

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    What else...ahem...:
    I suppose a certain amount of mess plays its role in brainstorming.
    Also, being negligibly surrounded by books of your favourite authors would contribute in creating a sense of positive mess.

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    'Creative Mess' is an expression from what I understand. Or personally I'd say more like bullsh*t excuse of a mess or mindless style.

    Let's say you are, as a writer, you have a laptop, with dirty notepad, pencil, coffee cup and its dirty saucer, paper sheets, torn/crumpled paper cluttered all over your desk. Such state of a mess can be considered as 'Creative Mess', because it's a mess in the process of doing something creative.

    Or let's say you gather eraser dust on a piece of paper and make some abstract shape with it, then you snap it into a black and white, vignetted 1:1 photograph, that also can be considered as 'Creative Mess'.

    Hence why I call that bullsh*t.

    I'm working in the field of art but am not exactly that type of 'artistry' fellow, so correct me if I'm wrong.

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    I have never heard of it. Therefore it doesn’t exist.
    Deactivated due to staff trolling. Bye!

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    My stories are consistently creative messes.
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