Creativity Tweets of the Week 4/6/12

Care to join me in an interactive, creative storytelling workshop? Make your way to D.C. on Wednesday, April 11th for "Telling Your Story Creatively: Principles and Whole-Brain Practices for Writing Compelling Blog Posts." It's the April event for the Capitol Creativity Network, and it should be a lot of fun! Now on to some of …

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What’s Your Take on Pinterest?

Pinterest is the next big thing, right? Look out, Facebook. Get over yourself, Twitter. You're so 2011, Tumblr. That's the noise echoing through social media. It's so loud it reached the editor of one of my freelance clients, who asked me to write an article about how Pinterest is causing both excitement and concern among …

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Ignoring the Knock of My Muse

It's been two weeks since I touched my creative writing work-in-progress. Oh, I've got plenty of excuses. I spent the last few days of my last MFA packet focusing on my critical essays. Then I had to finish a freelance project. Next up, flying to Chicago for AWP. I blogged from there every day, but …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week – 01/27/12

Today's creativity links outnumber the writing links two to one. I'm grateful to be named a Top 10 Blog for Writers, but I'm also grateful my readers tolerate my polymath interests. These, of course, are some of the links I tweeted this week, and thus are a reflection of what caught my fancy at a …

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Crustacean Christmas Revisited

Have you ever typed "crustacean Christmas" into Google? It probably says something about the oddity of our family tradition that an Artist's Road blog post about it is the first entry on that list. Today I'll provide a sequel post, but first some quick background. It started with a Christmas tree ornament my wife purchased …

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5 Steps to Meeting Self-Imposed Deadlines

We love to bitch about deadlines, but there is a certain appeal when they are imposed upon us. We know up front when something is due, and we know what the consequences are for not meeting the deadline. Deadlines help creatives create. But what if there is no external deadline-- no gallery publicizing the opening …

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Letting Go

Goodbye, Mr. Bacon. The sassy strip of undercooked pork made his debut on The Artist's Road in August, after he hijacked the summer vacation I was trying to enjoy with my family. This blog seemed a reasonable place for him to hang out, given the word "bacon" occurs here with sufficient frequency to justify its …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 11/4/11

The Artist's Road is back with more links on creativity and writing. Mr. Bacon is also back, petulant at having been left off of the blog for several weeks. He's lucky I haven't cooked him. CREATIVITY "Scheduling Spontaneity," Jonathan Fields: Good advice, but not an original line. Does anyone else remember this line by Daphne …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 10/7/11

Here's this week's short but sweet list of links on creativity and writing I circulated this week on Twitter. And for those readers not already sick of the vagabond Mr. Bacon, he made an appearance in Maine earlier this week at Julia Monroe Martin's blog. I guess I'm not the only one who's done a …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 9/30/11

Before we dive into a few of the best links I tweeted this week, let me thank Stan Stewart (@muz4now) for naming me a "One Lovely Blog" recipient. That was lovely of you, Stan! In order to accept it I have to do some homework, however; share seven random things about myself and name fifteen …

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