Below is a round-up of tasty nuggets on creativity, art and writing I promoted this week on Twitter @on_creativity:
- “10 Ways to Overcome Mental Blocks & Boost Creativity,” Lori McNee, Fine Art & Tips: Number Four is taking a break from technology. As soon as you’ve finished reading this blog and following its links, shut your browser down! 🙂
- “Exercising Our Creativity,” Q&A with Shelley Carson, Boston Globe: The author of “Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life” says “[c]reativity isn’t just for starving artists and musicians any more.” It is certainly needed everywhere — schools, businesses, everyday life — but let’s dispel the myth that a creative artist is a starving artist!
- “Finding Your Creative Spark,” Scott Cytron, The CPA Technology Advisor: You even need creativity in accounting, but please, not by cooking the books.
- “Leslie Wexner Succeeds at Leading Limited Brands by Being a Good Teacher,” Mark Scott, Smart Business Columbus: A puff piece, but interesting advice on maximizing return on creative thought.
- “Breaking Writer’s Block — 10 Tips to Get You Back on a Writing Roll, Patricia Benesh, Huffington Post: The final tip is hard both for writers and gamblers — stop when you’re on a roll.
- “What’s So Great About a Writer Being Invisible?” Peggy Bechko: Trying to write sweeping prose with creative word selection? Is that what your reader wants?
- “4 Ways to Find a Critique Partner,” Jody Hedlund: I can speak to the merits of having a support group as a writer; I’m sure these lessons would work for other creatives as well.
And finally, the Inspiring Tweet of the Week:
- “Legos Help Autistic Kids Develop Creativity,” Traci Pederson, PsychCentral: How fantastic for the kids benefiting from such great “therapy” and for their loved ones. And has there ever been a greater toy than Legos? When my kids asked me what I wanted to do on my birthday this year, I said I wanted us to build with Legos. They know me well enough to know I was serious. It was a blast.
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