Running out of holiday gift ideas for loved ones? Why not give them a year’s subscription to The Artist’s Road? It’s chock-full of resources for the creative-minded, and it’s part of a complete breakfast. Oh, and did I mention it’s free? Now on to this week’s links on creativity and writing I sent out this week on Twitter and Facebook.
- “Does Your Job Help or Hinder Your Creativity?” Carrie Brummer, Artist Think: I came across my friend Carrie’s insightful post this week simultaneous with my decision to seek full-time work. Anyone want to hire a creativity geek? I’m housebroken and don’t bite.
“Why People Secretly Fear Creative Ideas,” Jeremy Dean, PsyBlog: My take? Anyone who has ever suffered through an unproductive meeting knows not everyone fearful of creativity keeps that secret with much success.
- “Nine Stubborn Brain Myths that Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science,” Brian Hacks, Lifehacker: How dismaying to see a favorite topic of mine, the left brain/right brain debate, listed as the #1 myth.
- “Caring About Being Published: Why It’s Important,” Cindy Huff, guest post on Write it Sideways: The title says exactly what this hard-hitting post is all about.
- “Self-Publishing and the Definition of an Indie Author,” Joanna Penn, The Creative Penn: My takeaway is that to Joanna, a true “indie” author is pursuing a particular professional path, not a path simply of ego expression.
- “Critically Acclaimed Writers Who Never Win Prizes,” Emily Temple, FlavorWire: If you’re down, compare yourself favorably to Nabokov or Borges.
- “What Can Maurice Sendak Teach You About Writing?” John Magnet Bell, Start Your Novel: Tell stories like you did when you were a kid.
- “Book Writing Tips that Work,” Jeff Goins: Advice on how to stay on task.
Happy holidays, fellow creativity geeks!
9 thoughts on “Creativity Tweets of the Week — 12/16/11”
Thank you for including my post on Maurice Sendak, Patrick! It was truly a labor of love, I admire Sendak so much.
Off to check the other links now.
It was a pleasure. I really like your “what can I learn” posts.
I so enjoy your creativity links, Patrick. It’s kinda like one-stop-shopping. And you always uncover blogs that are new to me. Thanks!
Hi Cynthia, thanks for that endorsement. What better time of year for one-stop shopping than the holidays!
Once again a great round-up of information on creativity, Patrick. And I’m giving all my friends and family subscriptions to the Artist’s Road. Can’t beat the price! (In truth, I recommend your blog to people all the time.)
Thanks, Charlotte! Glad to hear of your plans for subscriptions; if you act now I’ll throw in two subscriptions for the price of one, AND free shipping!
Patrick – I am always a little late these days catching up with your posts, but enjoy them nonetheless. They keep me linked to my own creative life, having returned to a FT corporate job 6 months ago…. Am still finding my rhythm. I’ll be eager to find out where your path takes you–and remain hopeful that you will continue to share your creative journey with us in 2012.
Hi Carolyn! I’m always glad when you stop by. I’d love to learn more about your transition back to FT work while finding your creative and family balance. I have noticed you haven’t posted much on your blog recently, which could reflect that transition. Perhaps you could blog about it?
We’ll see what 2012 holds, but I’ll keep The Artist’s Road going, because it’s a part of my creative journey. I’m glad one reader will value its continuation!
Yes, blogging about it is a good idea. I’m much more sympathetic to the writers I have encouraged to ‘just write’ in spite of their (our) busy lives…. Is this payback? Maybe. At any rate, I’m eating a little crow while slowly finding my balance. I justed finish a piece for my monthly column on a A Hopeful Sign, and am thinking that I will take my own advice in 2012! Thanks for the nudge. : )