The words imagination and creativity are frequently used interchangeably. We think that some people have got it and some people don’t.

J.K. Rowling definitely has it, but so do you. So do I. Everyone is creative.

Imagination is one of our mental faculties (I’ll talk about the other five in the next few posts). However, most people haven’t developed their creativity.

We use our imagination to create our novels, but did you know that we also use it to create an image of how we want our lives to be? We can imagine ourselves as successful authors. We can build the picture of success in our minds and begin to work towards it.

About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women