Below are some inspiring articles and blog posts on creativity I promoted this week on Twitter @on_creativity:
- “Good Creative Intentions Start Here,” Orna Ross: Suggests using three “dimensions” of the mind when developing creative intentions.
- “Why Do Writers Do It?” Jody Hedlund: Insights on what drives writers to work long hours and make significant sacrifices against long odds.
- “How To Be Creative,” Anna Tims, The Guardian: Subtitle states “Curious, playful people tend to lead more fulfilling lives, so when you’re at work, try to open your mind.”
- “Creative Brain,” Charlie Rose: Episode 12 of Charlie’s Brain Series, with experts on creativity and the creative mind (54 minutes long).
- “Do Parents With Bipolar Disorder Breed Creativity?” Kevin Matthews, fyi living: Researchers at Stanford University theorize that bipolar parents are likely to pass creativity on to their offspring.
- “The Paradox of Creative Intention,” Orna Ross: Recognizing that when developing a creative intention, we need to recognize that we may not have all of the answers.
- “Handwriting & the Creative Process,” Linda Naiman: Scientific analysis of handwriting and creativity, with thoughts from Margaret Atwood.
- “Where do Writers Get Their Ideas?” Jessica McCann: One source for the author was a bizarre nightmare.
- “5 Ways to End Worrying and Write (or Create),” Charlotte Rains Dixon: Ways to reduce the impact of worrying on the creative process.
- “Ten Creative Things,” 9to5poet: A list of ten creative goals the author wishes to achieve before passing.
- “Reading for Imaginative Play,” Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein, Psychology Today: Time spent reading with children pays dividends in the development of a child’s imagination and creativity.
- “The best Twitter hashtags for writers and readers,” Kristin Thiel, The Christian Science Monitor: A useful cheat sheet to find all sorts of writing-related conversations on Twitter.
- “Creativity Can Strike at Any Moment,” Ed Cotton: How Keith Richards stays alert for inspiration at the most unpredictable moments.
- “Are You a Writer?” Pippa Jay: Pippa confesses how difficult it has been to identify herself as a writer (something I’m sure many writers have dealt with).
- “10 Best Articles on Creativity,” Maria Trautmann: Links to, well, the headline says it all!
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