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"Water Does Not Resist. Water Flows." Margaret Atwood ~ Stay Unstuck - Inspiration for Your Blogging, Writing & Creativity

Posted on the 02 December 2013 by Juliejordanscott @juliejordanscot



A practical way to stay unstuck with your blogging, writing and creativity as well as "out of the box" thinking.


Each weekday, a quote, an image, several questions and a writing prompt are offered to you to use for  Your Blogging, Writing & Creative Inspiration in order to increase your creative thinking as well as your personal and soulful  development.



"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does."
― Margaret Atwood


What phrase in this Margaret Atwood quote speaks the loudest to you? Write about it.

What does "If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does." speak to you?


Make a list of 5 - 10 ways you are currently like water

Make a list of 5 - 10 ways you are currently not like water.

Choose the one on this lists which most resonates with you. Write about it.

Traditional writing prompts:

Margaret Atwood reminds us dripping water wears away a stone. For me it is more like _______ wears me away... mostly because... (free flow write for 5 to 10 minutes.)

This quote has opened me to see _______ in a new way. Now I see _____ as......


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 There are no rights and wrongs as to following the prompts here. There is only showing up for your life and your creativity and using what inspires you to fulfill your dreams, passion and purpose.


Brava for being here!!


 This Blog Series was created to increase your creative thinking process as well as inspire writing and ideas to take form that may not have taken form without these specific quotes, questions and prompts. If you find them helpful, I hope you will pass them along to friends as well.


 I’m so glad you are here, reading and creating.



 Studio meJulie Jordan Scott is a writer, performance poet, Mommy and mixed-media artist. Her word-love themed art will be for sale at First Friday each month in Downtown Bakersfield. Check out the links below to follow her on a bunch of different social media channels, especially if you find the idea of a Word-Love Party bus particularly enticing.


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