Witness the triumphant return of Creativity Tweets of the Week. It’s been a long week; the last such post went up November 4th. But in the meantime I’ve written a guest post on creativity and leadership, “Leading Through Storytelling,” for Deborah Connolly’s Creative Leadership Coaching blog, and a personal essay on returning to a creative life, “Oxygen,” for the site Creativity Flux, curated by Terre Britton. Now it’s time to return to The Artist’s Road, and serve up more links on creativity and writing I’ve circulated on Twitter and Facebook.
“8 Counter-Intuitive Ways to Improve Your Well-Being and Creativity,” The Behance Team at 99%: I recognize the value of #3, exercise in the middle of the day, but I’m often more inclined to nap. (Related: 3 Steps to Creative-Business Balance)
- “Three Roadblocks to Success as a Creative Entrepreneur (and How to Get Past Them),” Mark McGuinness, Lateral Action: I like the call for some digital downtime. Just make sure you leave time to visit this blog and follow me on Twitter. (Related: Forest Foursome)
- “Teaching Creativity: The Answers Aren’t in the Back of the Book,” Brian D. Cohen, HuffPost Arts: You know the old adage about giving a man a fish vs. teaching him to fish? The same goes for creativity, it seems. (Related: The Zen of Teaching Creativity)
- “Creativity & Time: 12 Riffs to Show Up and Shape Time,” Jeffrey Davis: Among the interesting points was #7, discussing the idea of creative “sprints.” (Related: 4 Steps to Breaking Out Your Creativity)
- “6 Tips to Run a Creative Business,” Thursday Bram, Portfolio.com: Insights from a self-employed writer. (Related: 9 Steps to Self-Employment Success)
- “How Blogging Can Help an Aspiring Writer,” Kimberley Wilson, guest post on Nick’s Writing Blog: As a longtime blogger, I fully agree it can aid with developing the art of brevity. (Related: When a Blog Post Goes Viral)
An Artist’s Road reader recently noted that after weighing the idea of tweeting older blog posts, I decided not to do so. He is right, I don’t tweet old posts. But I do occasionally provide links to past posts in blog entries when they bring value to the discussion; I have done so above, with the “related” posts following these links in parentheses above. Enjoy!