Creativity Tweets of the Week — 9/30/11

Before we dive into a few of the best links I tweeted this week, let me thank Stan Stewart (@muz4now) for naming me a "One Lovely Blog" recipient. That was lovely of you, Stan! In order to accept it I have to do some homework, however; share seven random things about myself and name fifteen …

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Guest Post: Mr. Bacon Goes to the National Book Festival

Many of my readers have been demanding that Mr. Bacon have his own blog. If I were to allow him to do that I'd have few readers left, so instead I've allowed Mr. Bacon to write a guest post. Enjoy. I time-traveled yesterday. The Washington, D.C., Metro system transported me to the National Mall and …

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A Thank-You and an Apology

So where are my Creativity Tweets of the Week, you ask? It's a Friday tradition, right? Where are more pictures of that rapscallion Mr. Bacon? So I guess I'm starting with the apology. I am in a deep creative groove at the moment. I'm working feverishly on rewriting a personal essay I thought I had …

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Do You Suffer from “Not-Quite” Paralysis?

As a journalist I don't have the luxury of endless rounds of revisions. When the story is due, I file. The same is true when each packet is due for my MFA in Writing program. No deadline? I keep editing, revising, tweaking. Unlike some of the artists I interviewed on my cr0ss-country U.S. road trip, …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 9/16/11

Mr. Bacon accompanied me this morning when I covered President Obama at a bill signing ceremony for one of my freelance clients. The bugger kept inserting himself into every photo I took. Fortunately the many Secret Service agents present did not consider this bendable children's toy a threat. Not sure how he'd hold up in …

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Putting Creatives in a Box

Left-brain, right-brain. Introvert, extrovert. Soloist, collaborator. The literature on creativity is rife with categories. Call me allergic to categorization, after spending the last quarter-century resisting that fate here in Washington, D.C., where it's assumed everyone has some sort of label that defines you. (Sorry, I don't.)I interviewed several dozen creatives on a cross-country U.S. road …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week – 9/9/11

Is there an air freshener on the market powerful enough to change the fact that my neighborhood smells like a wet dog? In the last four days we here in the D.C. area have received rainfall that would cause Noah to wet his pants. I'm not sure I experienced that much rain cumulatively in my …

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