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 entire childhood in the Arizona desert. I’ve managed to dry off enough to compile below some of the best links on creativity and writing I tweeted this week.
- “What is Creative Process?” Carrie Brummer, Artist Think: Carrie answers the question I asked every artist I interviewed on my cross-country road trip; for her, spontaneity seems an element. (Related post: 5 Steps to Subconscious-Driven Creativity)
“The Lazy Artist’s Guide to Being Prolifically Creative,” Dan Goodwin, A Big Creative Yes: It’s all about setting a routine and sticking with it; yes, I know that sounds the opposite of lazy. (Related post: 3 Steps to Creative-Business Balance)
- “Creativity Not as Well Received as we Think,” Marianne English, Discovery News: We all celebrate creativity, but new ideas or ways of thinking can create discomfort in others. (Related post: What is a Creative?)
- “Why There’s No Such Thing as Creative Block,” Mark McGuinness, Lateral Action: “Have you ever seen a creative block? How big was it? What colour was it?” (Related post: Maximizing Your Creativity)
- “Have You Written Your Million Words of Dreck Yet?” Kate Arms-Roberts: I’m not sure, Kate, let me see if WordPress can add up the number of words I’ve posted on this blog and I’ll get back to you. (Related post: Creativity Atop the Pyramid)
“3 Ways to Determine if Your Writing is Crap,” Jody Hedlund: Hmm, is this topic trend revealing how I feel about my own writing? (Related post: The Short-Order Writer)
- “Make Time to Write,” Christi Craig, guest blogger on Better off Read: Christi wrestles with, among other things, the challenge of social media that we’ve discussed here as well. (Related post: Allowing Time for Creativity)
- “Celebrity Name-Dropping in Novels,” Jessica McCann: A fave novelist of mine starts an interesting debate. (Related post: I don’t have one!)
- “Is Your Book a Hobby or a Business?” Dana Lynn Smith, guest blogger on BubbleCow: How to think like an “authorpreneur.” (Related post: 7 Steps to Writing Success)
In the last month my region has had an earthquake and two tropical storms. All I ask is that I be given a heads-up when the locusts are on their way. When they come, is there anyone out there not living under biblical siege who would let me crash on their couch?
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These look like great articles to settle in with while we’re dealing with this crappy weather. Tuesday looks like it’ll be cloudless….perhaps we should celebrate by discussing some writing we’re working on?
It’s a date!
FYI, I left a comment on your blog the other day; I love the pics you post there.
Thanks, Patrick! And thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my blog and leaving a comment. It is MUCH appreciated!
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Thanks for the mention, Patrick, among all these great links. There’s so much I miss on Twitter, so I love a good round-up 🙂
And who knows how many great links others are distributing that I miss! Glad you appreciate my effort, and happy to include you.
Hi Patrick! Thanks for including my recent post in your line-up this week. I rarely blog, but when I do, it’s nice to know someone reads it! You’re the best.
I’m always happy when you do blog, Jessica, but I know how much you have on your plate, and admire your discipline in keeping all of that in balance. Thanks for visiting!