Why attend a creativity conference in Cannes when you can instead read Creativity Tweets of the Week? Well, I can actually think of a few reasons why the French Riviera would still be in one’s travel plans.
- “Inspiring Creativity,” Cannes Lions Festival: This link will bring you to a treasure trove of material on creativity from a leading conference held this week on the French Riviera.
“Affect Regulation and the Creative Artist,” Cheryl Arutt, Talent Develop: Art enables creatives to “act out” in a constructive way.
- “Banish Judgment, Boost Creativity,” Matthew May, Open Forum: Your voice of judgment can stop your creativity cold.
- “Thinking Twice About Creativity,” Andy Boynton, Forbes: We often hear that business leaders seek creative thinking. Do they really? And what does that mean?
- “The Artist’s Battle Within,” Bob Woody, Being Musical, Being Human: A thoughtful post on the parallels between creative writing and creative music making.
- “Why Work When You Can Play?” Josh Linkner: A short video that asks why musicians play guitar and sports professionals play football but we go to work?
- “Interview with Harry Bingham from The Writer’s Workshop,” iWriteReadRate.com: One of the nuggets of wisdom is this recommendation to would-be authors when editing their work: “Being perfectionist. That’s it.”
- “How Cliched is Your Writing? Take the Test,” Suzannah, Write it Sideways: From overused expressions to hackneyed plots, a hard look at avoiding eye-rolling by your readers.
If you do happen to find yourself in Cannes, pull up a chair at a beachfront street cafe, enjoy some French press coffee, and visit The Artist’s Road on your smartphone. Just watch out for those crazy French scooter enthusiasts who seem to enjoy exploring sidewalks.