Archive for the creativity Tag

Writing into the Light

Like most who pursue this creative life, while writing I’m more dependent on the daily requirements of my existence than I like to admit. And like most, I’m terrified of losing my routine. The little habits I’ve grown addicted to, of waking and showering and reading, preparing and preserving the ideas and energy for the page, they’ve grown to encompass more of the
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Creativity Hack: Forget Goals, Focus on the Process

Have you ever noticed how the best writing reads like it sprung from the page spontaneously with an undeniable clarity and logic, like it wasn’t so much written by the author as discovered? Watching the closing ceremonies of the Olympics with my wife and daughters last night, it was impossible not to realize to how hard every one of those athletes
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Helping Someone Else Love It Too

Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself. It is as if they are showing you the way. – Donald Miller I used to love Don Miller. I’ve had many writing heroes: Hemingway. Anne Frank. Alex Haley. But after Blue Like Jazz, I felt like Don really got me. He’d written what I was
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Writing to Heal the Hole-Hearted

“The Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself.” – e.e. cummings So many authors wonder how they’ll finally become ready for the “big time.” I get it. I’ve wanted to know that for a long time too–to know my writing was good enough to be chosen. That would be such a rush
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The Most Creative Time of Year

“As the new year approaches, it’s a great time of year to think about what you really want to spend your time on. Where do you want to place your energy? “What deserves your attention?” – Frances Booth, Why It’s the Best Time of Year to Get Creative, Forbes.com   This is the quote that caught my eye. I think Ms. Booth is
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