Creativity Tweets of the Week — 7/29/11

Here are this week's top links on creativity and writing that I distributed this week by Twitter and Facebook. Now that I've wrapped this up, I'm going to return to absorbing the insightful -- and frank -- critique I just got back from my instructor on my first-ever MFA writing packet. As I make myself …

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A Creativity Workshop Gone Horribly Wrong

Your first mistake was signing up for a multi-day session calling itself the "Original Low-Cost Creativity Workshop." There you are, braving Day Two with the workshop leaders -- Meagan, a perky school teacher who admits she's never actually conducted one of these with her husband before, and David, the aforementioned husband who opens the session …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 7/22/11

It's back. As yet more evidence that I'm a bit slow, I've returned to my Friday tradition of providing you links to the best resources on creativity and writing I shared through Twitter and Facebook this week, despite the fact that the one time I ran a different post in its place, that post went …

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When a Blog Post Goes Viral

I received a bit of a jolt yesterday morning when visiting my WordPress dashboard. The vertical blue bars showing daily page views were all but nonexistent. Then I realized it was because the scale had changed. The bar on the far right, showing that day's views, was climbing right off of my screen. My latest …

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A Writer’s Must-Read List

What books must any writer read? That's not for me to say. I have, however, compiled a list of works that lecturers cited as must-reads at my recent Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing residency. This is NOT a definitive list of all of the top must-read books, but an of-the-moment selection with …

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Sharing Without Fear

How do you explain a moment when you've experienced magic? Several friends and family members have asked me to describe my first residency in my MFA in Writing program, and I have no easy answer. You try describing the experience of spending nearly two weeks with people who like you aspire to be the best …

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