The Artist’s Road could use your help. As much as he loves scouring the interwebs searching for the best posts on creativity and writing, he knows he misses some. If you come across a good one, or especially if you authored it, point it out to me via Twitter or Facebook. Don’t take offense if I don’t retweet it, share it or include it in my weekly blog round-up; I still love you.
- “Improving Creativity: The Absorb Brainset,” Livia Blackburne, A Brain Scientist’s Take on Writing: Insights from creativity researcher Shelley Carson’s recently published Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life. Related post: “5 Steps to Subconscious-Driven Creativity“)
- “How Easy is Being Creative?” Tanner Christensen, Creative Something: A nice short piece on shaking things up. (Related post: “Creatives With Multiple Talents“)
“Investing in Time Instead of Money,” Dan Blank, We Grow Media: A moving post in which Dan, who is building a business working with writers and publishers, celebrates his wife’s decision to leave a teaching gig to pursue her art and parenting. Kudos to Dan and Sarah for bravely following their hearts and supporting each other in the broad sense of that word. (Related post: “9 Steps to Self-Employment Success“)
- “The Art of Being Enough, Writer’s Edition,” Charlotte Rains Dixon: A post for any writer who has ever had self-doubt. That’s all of us, right? (Related Post: “Celebrating Rejection“)
- “Five More Truths About Publishing,” Gabrielle Harbowy: My takeaway is that the publishing industry is much like other niche industries, including being a small world with cliques. (Related post: “Literary Agent = Book Contract?“
- “Jill Abramson on Narratives, Multimedia,” Chris Daly, Prof Chris Daly’s Blog: Insights from the new top editor for The New York Times. I include this with the personal bias of a reporter pursuing narrative non-fiction, which Ms. Abramson describes as “a distinct American art form” with a “very robust future. (Related post: “The Short-Order Writer“)
- “Social Media is About the People, Stupid! (Part 1),” Pam Moore, The Marketing Nut: A compelling post making a very true argument. As always seems to be the case with these types of posts, it includes a list of reasons (10 in this case). (Related post: “How to Annoy Friends and Alienate People“)
Have a creative week, and don’t be shy about sharing links with me!