Yes, my weekly collection of great links on creativity and writing is back after a several-week hiatus. I don’t have many links to share when I don’t tweet, and I’ve been negligent with my Twitter feed the last couple of weeks. Mea culpa. I still love you.
- “The Seven Deadly Sins that Prevent Creative Thinking,” Michael Mickalko, Psychology Today: Sin number 3 is all too common: “We fear failure.
“12 Most Satisfying Means of Getting Your Creative Juices Flowing,” The 12 Most: Number 4 is decompressing with something fun. Playing “Mafia Wars” is one suggestion. I guess it’s okay I allow myself to watch my new idol Papi on “Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable.”
- “The Creative Brain on Exercise,” Jonathan Fields, Fast Company: I know, I know, exercise fuels creativity. Being lazy, I make use of sleep.
- “Why We’re Running Away from Creating Our Most Important Work,” Dan Goodwin, A Big Creative Yes: Don’t think of work as “work,” approach it as affirming. If only Dobie Gillis had shared this wisdom with Maynard G. Krebs.
- “Apples to Apples, Please: Narrative Nonfiction and Empathy,” Susan Cushman, guest post on Brevity: Huzzah to Susan for arguing a nonfiction story well told has equal literary value to a fictional story well told.
- “Where do Writing Ideas Come From?” Charlotte Rains Dixon, Wordstrumpet: Just as writing begets more writing, idea-forming begets more idea-forming. You’ll like the photo of the rabbits. (Related: Ideas are Plentiful, Choosing is the Key)
“Finding My Way Through the Wall,” Jolina Joy, the Happy Book Blog: On, among other things, finding one’s way back to their creative writing and rocking back and forth while humming the theme from Barney.
- “My Secret for Battling Procrastination,” Jane Friedman: I admire the author so I’m sure this is a useful post, but I confess I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.
- “Novelists: Stop Trying to Brand Yourself,” Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent: Focus on the audience for your work and the rest will come. Let me extend that suggestion to all creative writers.
- “Four lies the internet tells you about writing,” James Killick, James Killick’s Blog: An excellent companion piece to Rachelle’s above.
- “500 posts at the Fibro – and a giveaway,” Allison Tait, Life in a Pink Fibro: Go wish one of the most prolific bloggers on writing, and maybe you’ll win a 60-minute writing consultation.
Feel free to help seed my tweet feed by sending me directly links you think creatives would value. I’ll be sure to give you a shout-out.
7 thoughts on “Creativity Tweets of the Week – 10/28/11”
I like this, thanks!!
Really enjoyed Charlotte’s piece on ideas. And Killick’s wonderful rant “Four lies the internet tells you about writing.”
Thanks, Patrick. Good luck with that visibility. (If it’s any consolation, I’m positive my visibility and influentiality on Twitter scores way the heck lower than yours. ;))
Thanks for including me, and thanks, Milli for mentioning me in your comment!
@Milli, when you grow up Catholic you find things to feel guilty about, and apparently that includes not tweeting enough (or tweeting too much).
@Charlotte, always good to have you here.
Oooh, Good stuff here.
I miss these lists every time you skip one. Even though I click through a lot of what you tweet, I always miss some gems.
So many good links here, Thanks for sharing them, Patrick. I’ve already read a few on my own, but will try to explore the rest throughout this weekend!
Thanks for including me in your writing links, Patrick. And now I’ve discovered your blog and you have a new fan:-)