I know you never take for granted each Creativity Tweets of the Week, featuring the week’s best tweets I have sent on creativity and writing. This week I was true to you even while vacationing in Florida with my in-laws. You can rest assured that the Artist’s Road will always be there for you.*
- “5 Surprising Causes of Creative Block and How to Overcome Them,” Laura Spencer, Freelance Folder: The true source of your creative block? Sorry to say it’s you.
“Why Real Creativity Requires Significant Work, Part 2,” Michael Hyatt, Intentional Leadership: Are you guilty of some of the assumptions about creativity that Michael highlights, including “The creative life is easy and effortless?” I think readers of this blog know that not to be true.
- “What Jazz Taught Me About Creativity, Writing and Life,” Jeff Goins: One good takeaway — the freedom afforded by free-form jazz can actually inhibit creativity, so he has learned to “self-limit” his freedom.
- “Where Was the Potential for Idea Collision Today?” Jeffrey Davis, Three Highlights: On the importance of connecting with others passionate about creativity.
- “Why I Like American Idol (and Why You Should Too),” Dan Perez, Dan Perez Films: I still don’t like the show even after reading this post (although I enjoy seeing it teased on The Soup), but Dan uses the show as a springboard for some important points, including “regardless of where your journey ends, it begins with that first step.”
- “Writing Group: If You Don’t Have One, Get One,” Jo Ann Yhard, guest post on Writing Without the Drama: This post spoke to me, because as faithful readers of this blog know I just helped launch a writer’s group myself.
“4 Ways Gardening is Like Editing,” Kate Arms-Roberts: Her comparisons are insightful, but for me the commonality is that in both cases I’m dealing with manure.
- “The Depressed Writer: An Interview With Julie Fast, Author of Get it Done When You’re Depressed,” Linda Formichelli, The Renegade Writer: Linda returns to this list with an insightful interview that spoke to me as a writer who has battled depression. Julie has an arresting description of the condition, the “black blanket.”
- “Best Writing Advice from Our Favorite NYT Bestselling Authors,” Stacey O’Neale, The YA Fantasy Freak: The advice starts strong right off the bat — “Finish your book.”
- “Taking the High Road,” Daisy Hickman, guest post on SunnyRoomStudio: Daisy has an inspiring story to tell, about how she accidentally found herself writing a memoir.
*The Artist’s Road reserves the right not to be there for you if being there is inconvenient.