What Can We Learn from Nonfiction Writers Who Make Things Up?

There has been a tremendous amount of digital ink spilled this week on the fall of writing wunderkind Jonah Lehrer, whose book Imagine: How Creativity Works, it was revealed this week, contains fabricated quotes of Bob Dylan. Lehrer's publisher has pulled the book. His employer, The New Yorker, has accepted his resignation. And people like …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week – 3/30/12

If you share my fascination with creativity and writing, I invite you to join me the evening of April 11th for a get-off-of-your-feet workshop experience titled Telling Your Story Creatively: Principles and Whole-Brain Practices for Writing Compelling Blog Posts. I'm honored to be the April workshop leader in Michelle James' unparalleled Capitol Creativity Network series, …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week – 3/23/12

If it's Friday, it's time for my latest collection of links on creativity and writing I tweeted this week. There's a lot to be said for reliability. Tourists will be coming here to D.C. through April 27th to take in our beautiful cherry trees in the 100th anniversary of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, but …

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Want to be More Creative? Stop Focusing

UPDATE (August 3, 2012): Jonah Lehrer, author of Imagine: How Creativity Works, has admitted to making up quotes in the book. The book has been pulled by his publisher, and Lehrer has stepped down from his job with The New Yorker. I have posted a blog entry on this development. As The Artist's Road blog …

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