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)
- “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?