"Creativity and Trauma" (flash essay) and still another (!!!) 5-star review!
The Blog Tour continues to wind down ---
Block out a large swath of reading time when you open this novel; I didn’t want to put the book down, absolutely needing to know what would happen next.
Read Karen’s full review here.
Also: Madeline Sharples had me blog about the link between creativity and trauma:
Trauma sits like a stone over the part of the brain that stimulates creativity, squashing it. Children who grow up affected by trauma use their creativity primarily to stay alive. Adult survivors often report that they can no longer focus, that they find it difficult to motivate themselves. That is trauma, clamping down. And there go creative impulses.
—Me, gauchely quoting myself
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