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Unleash your Creativity Scientifically

I am NOT feeling creative this week. And, I mean, not at all. Not even a little bit. So, what’s to do? Well, for one thing, I’m going to go ahead into work and be not creative there. I might as well collect a paycheck for not feeling creative and force myself to solve problems […]

Creative Lists

This is not a new idea. But, then, I remember hearing when I was in high school that there are no new ideas under the Sun, only new ways to implement them.  And, remember, every story you tell, is uniquely your own.  So, the age-old question about creative ideas, right?  Where do they come from?  […]

No Excuses!

There are no excuses for not writing. Even though I make excuses all the time. The biggest excuse, or “writerly lie”, that I tell myself is that I don’t have enough time.  But, honestly, that’s bullshit.  Because, as it turns out, I always have enough time to drop whatever I’m doing to serve someone else.  […]

Creative Resolutions

No, I don’t mean New Year’s Resolutions that are “creative”. Rather, I’m talking about making some New Year’s Resolutions regarding creative output. I’ll be honest, this year hasn’t been my most productive, creatively.  But, to be fair, I did get married and merge my life with another person’s and that did take a lot of […]

Writerly Advice

There is no shortage of advice for writers. And, honestly, the advice you like least is probably the best for you.  Why do I say that?  Because the advice that rankles you the most is probably digging at the precise issue that you have as a writer and are trying to ignore.  Or, is that […]

Rainy Coffee Shop

Remember two weeks ago?  When I was talking about ambient coffee shop sounds? Well, now someone has come out with an improvement, at least in my mind; rain. So, really, this one is even simpler than the last one.  There’s just two buttons; one to turn on the “cafe sounds” and one to turn on […]

Coffee Shop Sounds

A relatively recent study says that the background noise of a coffee shop can boost your creativity. I tend to subscribe to the attitude of one of my favorite authors, John Scalzi, espoused in his book .  And, actually, the title of that book is pretty much how he feels.  I have to agree.  When […]

Think More Better

Yes, that grammatical travesty was written on purpose. And, it got your attention, so it worked! One of the things I’ve been obsessed with over the years is thinking.  Specifically, thinking more creatively.  For a long time, I thought that we all had a built-in limit to our creativity.  What we were born with was […]

Chicken or Egg?

Personally, I find both to be delicious! But, that has nothing at all to do with this post. I’ve been thinking about a lot of stuff this week.  Mostly, though, I’ve been thinking about creativity and photography.  So, instead of just bringing you one link today, I’m bringing you two. First, a little about creativity.  […]

Getting Started Exercises

I know every writer struggles with the blank page sooner or later. But, if, like me, the writer in question has been a way from the Work for a bit getting started again can be a little extra difficult. So, when Jeff VanderMeer over at Ecstatic Days wrote about Mimicry and Gap Analysis, I got […]


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