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 Gitmo. Now on to this week’s list of the best links on creativity and writing I tweeted and shared on Facebook this week.
“7 Creativity Roadblocks You Need to Be Aware Of,” A.R. Karthick: The first one? Perfectionism. No worries, any reader of this blog knows they won’t find perfection here. (Related post: Maximizing Your Creativity)
- “10 Ways to Unleash Your Kids’ Creativity,” Pam Pastor, Philippine Daily Inquirer: I like “Make your own family newspaper.” But how many kids even know what a newspaper is? (Sigh.) (Related post: Our Annual Crustacean Christmas)
- “Creativity? Train Your Brain to be an Idea-Generating Machine,” Cheryl Craigie, guest post on Write to Done: My problem is too many ideas, and no clue which one is any good. (Related post: Ideas are Plentiful, Choosing is the Key)
- “Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Creativity?” Laurie Tarkan, FoxNews.com: Beg your pardon? Sorry, I’m watching an ESPN highlight on my Evo. (Related post: When I Unplugged from the Grid)
- “The Art of Avoiding Burnout,” Danyelle Leafty, QueryTracker.net: Maybe Shari should read this post. (Related post: Inspiration Meditation)
- “Tuesday Ten: Skills Every Writer Needs,” Cheryl Reif, Cheryl’s Musings: I’m not sure I’ve ever had a day where I truly felt mastery of all ten. (Related post: When Do You Share Your Creation?)
- “How I Write,” Jane Chin, PhD: Here’s the opening: “Ten minutes lapsed between my typing ‘How I Write’ and this sentence.” Surprise, she has a 3-year-old. (Related post: Allowing Time for Creativity)
I’d like to look online for tips on how to get Mr. Bacon to behave, but I’m afraid of what might appear if I use the search terms I’ve come up with, like “beating your bacon.” Any advice you have on pork discipline is welcome.