Mystic Writer

Crystal ball: Writing success is yours


If you had a crystal ball and could conjure a powerful look into the future, what would you hope to see? Fame and fortune? Travel or a new place to call home?

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It is certainly a gift that we all can dream about — the ability to see the future. Doing so would mean we have the power not just to see it, but to change it and craft it to suit our own wishes.

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Writers know that this is something we do every day. It is part of the mystic process that goes along with creating something new, something not thought of by any other soul on the planet.

Creating a new world from nothing is no easy thing. It is a skill learned over time and with much practice. And while it is not necessarily done by staring into a crystal ball, many writers claim that they are able to tap their imaginations through ritualistic practices such as meditation or prayer.

Others peer deeply into their own lives or the world around them, or make use of an inspirational Muse — someone or something that helps them reach an elevated plane of passion and performance in their writing.

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But then there is this from singer and composer Tom Waits: “When you’re writing, you’re conjuring. It’s a ritual, and you need to be brave and respectful and sometimes get out of the way of whatever it is that you’re inviting into the room.”
For those of you who rely on your spiritual impulses to write, have you considered or even encountered such a thing? Have you opened your soul so broadly to your writing spirit that some dark or surprising thing has found its way in?
If it has, do you see it as a curse to be feared or gift to be used?
What do you see in your crystal ball today?

Kerri S. Mabee is managing editor at and founder of Breeze Media & Communications. Learn more about her at

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