Nice one, Dennis -- though you left out my fave: Solitaire on my computer. I cannot tell you how many writing problems I've solved while playing. Nor (sigh...) the amount of guilt I've felt...
How could I leave out computer Solitaire? One of my own faves as well: I solve a lot of story-telling problems while playing it.
(At least that's what I tell myself!)
Thanks for another much needed & great article! I haven't seen "His Girl Friday" quite as often as you have but close.
Thanks for the kind words, Brenda. And as for "His Girl Friday": well, they just don't make 'em like that anymore!
Thanks for another stimulating article. Author Barbara Abercrombie comments, “I felt I had wasted most of the day because I wasn’t actually writing. This can be one of the trickiest parts of being a writer, this need to fool around to be creative, and to be okay with that.” - From my post More Goofing Off and Daydreaming: More Creative Thinking
Dennis Palumbo is a former Hollywood screenwriter (My Favorite Year; Welcome Back, Kotter) turned licensed psychotherapist and mystery author.