One thing that Mary Rosenblum said during the one-day workshop I took with her was: “Words are like Lego Bricks”
That idea really struck a chord with me, and soon after that I saw this Lovecraftian lego sculpture at the business where my oldest daughter works.
Words are just building blocks. The magical comes from the way we connect them, and they can be put together in an infinite number of ways. So all I have to do is snap those bricks together and build a story. Edit, and take them apart. Rearrange and build some more.
This is fun, like building with Lego.