I’m Guest Blogging Today…

... on John Betcher's award-winning blog "Self-Publishing Central." As I do on this blog every Wednesday, I profiled one of the creatives I met on my cross-country road trip. In this case it was self-published author Bill Aicher of Madison, Wisconsin. You can read Bill's story and view a short video interview I did with …

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Maximizing Your Creativity

TAKEAWAY: You don't have to wait for creativity to come to you in order to create. "When the tide is in, write... but if the tide is out, don't sweat it. That's when you get your administrative tasking done." That was the advice flutist/songwriter Steve "Voice of Golden Eagle" Cox shared with me when I …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 11/26/10

Below are some inspiring articles and blog posts on creativity, writing, and art I promoted this week on Twitter @on_creativity: "Writing in Two Worlds: An Interview with Novelist and Journalist Jessica McCann," Liz Massey, Write Livelihood: An informative Q&A with a freelance writer whose first novel is coming out in April. My bias? I'm a …

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Create Your Own Opportunity

TAKEAWAY: Creatives must be open to creating their own opportunities to create. Imagine you're a successful stage actress and television host in California. You're living your dream of live performance. Then you follow your heart and find yourself in a modest-sized college town in the Plains. Do you give up on your artistic life? Not …

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Are You Original?

TAKEAWAY: Breakthrough artists master a domain and then violate its rules in a quest for originality. To say that the novels of the late Stieg Larsson have received both critical acclaim and strong sales would be supreme understatement. So what was the secret of the author of the author of The Girl Who Kicked the …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 11/19/10

Below are some inspiring articles and blog posts on creativity, writing, and art I promoted this week on Twitter @on_creativity: "Creative and Shy," Excerpt from The Creative Mind by Douglas Eby: I have long found that creatives, including performance artists, are often introverted. I put myself in that category. This post has great insights on …

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When Creativity Knocks

TAKEAWAY: Remain open to your creativity, so it remains open to you. "Your creativity is very temperamental. If you let too many ideas come knock on the back of your mind and you don't take advantage of them, it will quit knocking." So says Steve Cox, musician and web developer, named "Voice of Golden Eagle" …

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