Wake up the kids and bring in the dog (you can let the cat keep sleeping, because she’ll ignore you regardless)! It’s time for yet another Creativity Tweets of the Week! Below are 11 useful links on creativity and writing that I sent to out into the Twittersphere this week.
- “Taking Breaks Found to Improve Attention,” Rick Nauert, PhD, PsychCentral: A useful post for anyone engaging in creative activity — don’t worry about a limited amount of attention, worry if your attention is fixed too long on one sensory input. Shake it up!
- “Intention: Clarity,” Andrea of ABCcreativity: A useful post for creatives on the importance of setting, and sticking with, intentions.
- “Fear of Finishing,” Tricia Sutton, guest post on Fear of Writing: A humorous and inspiring post for any creative, this novelist shares her fear of finishing a creative project, a fear of both failure and success.
- “How to Get Published (The Definitive Post),” Rachelle Gardner, literary agent: I think the title says it all.
- “It’s Time to Finish Your Book: 9 Productivity Tips for Writers,” Joanna Penn, guest post on Write to Done: It wouldn’t be a Creativity Tweets of the Week without a link to a numbered list. This one starts out strong, with #1 being “Know yourself.”
- “Explain, Exemplify. Transition: Cut it Out!” Rebecca Rasmussen, guest post on Write For Me: Rebecca shares examples of editing she has performed on her upcoming debut novel (it was a tough slog, she had to cut 100 pages from a 345-page manuscript), so learn from her experience!
- “Writing Process: The Three Ps of Glumping,” Charlotte Rains Dixon: A hint as to what “glumping” is — the post is on the process of getting that first, rough draft onto paper (or screen).
“Writing Craft: Show Don’t Tell,” Cheryl Reifsnyder, Cheryl’s Musings: Five examples of this classic writing mantra.
- “Writing With Metaphor and Simile but not too much Hyperbole,” Anne O’Connell, Writing… just because!: Read this post and you’ll never, ever produce over-the-top writing again. Oh wait, that was hyperbole, wasn’t it? Sorry, it’s still a good read.
- “Three Places Where You Should Tell Instead of Show,” K.M. Weiland, Wordplay: This post makes a nice counterpoint to Cheryl’s above, don’t you think?
- “How to Avoid Becoming Another Boring Writer’s Blog,” Jody Hedlund: All I can say is, ouch! I hesitated to include this link out of fear all of you would read it and decide I don’t measure up, but it’s such a good post I can’t leave it out. Enjoy!
Let me know your thoughts on these links and this weekly blog feature, and have a creative week! 🙂