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!