Below are some inspiring articles and blog posts on creativity, writing, and art I promoted this week on Twitter @on_creativity:
“Creative and Shy,” Excerpt from The Creative Mind by Douglas Eby: I have long found that creatives, including performance artists, are often introverted. I put myself in that category. This post has great insights on that thesis.
“How You Can Harness Your Creativity:” Athena Goodlight, factOids: The writing’s a bit clunky, but good insights on taking risks and the need to create.
“Extreme Organization: 9 Simple Changes to Your Daily Habits that Make a Big Difference:” Carla Young, Momeo Magazine: I definitely violate #7, “Purge DAILY.”
“I’m Sorry, What Do You Do Again?” BrownEyed, guest blogging on Courage 2 Create: A well-written post by an Australian full-time freelance writer about having to answer that at times tricky question.
“Five Ways to Have Your Manuscript Rejected,” BrownEyed, Of Parchments & Inks: What not to do, from BrownEyed’s own blog. (I’m a new fan of this talent as you can see.)
“50 Great Quotes on Ideas,” Blogging Innovation: About 15 are pretty good. I liked #28, Woody Allen: ““Right now it’s only a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it into a concept, and later turn it into an idea.”
“Top 10 Creativity Definitions,” Maria Trautmann, Creative Bliss: Not a bad idea to make a list, because I’ve never seen one definition that captures the complete essence of the concept.
“Every Writer — Even Jane Austen — Needs a Good Editor,” claireflaire, The Page a Day Writers Group: A shout out to editors! I hate blogging without one, love them as a writer, and have been one. This post also suggests the benefit of peer review, which I touched on in a recent blog post in writing about Tim Burton.
“Creativity Roundup #8,” Sandy Ackers, Strangling My Muse: I’m not always going to provide a link roundup in my own link roundups, but I’m becoming a big fan of Sandy, and not just because the name of her blog makes me very jealous I didn’t think of it first.
“Finding the Writing Groove,” V. Rossi, YA Muses: Eight great tips to help you GET TO WORK!
“Freelance Writing: Ten Steps, Tons of Resources,” Ali, Adventures: I’ve included this for selfish reasons, because in January I’m returning (by choice!) to full-time freelance writing. Woo hoo!
“Creativity and Solitude,” The Wells Point: A thoughtful zen-like piece. I love that the writer was inspired to write this while attending PhotoPlusExpo in New York. I was there last year and there’s no solitude to be found!
If you found some great links this week, include them below. And of course, you can receive links like these in real time by following me on Twitter. (You know you want to.)