Below are some inspiring articles and blog posts on creativity, writing, and art I promoted this week on Twitter @on_creativity:
- “Writing in Two Worlds: An Interview with Novelist and Journalist Jessica McCann,” Liz Massey, Write Livelihood: An informative Q&A with a freelance writer whose first novel is coming out in April. My bias? I’m a journalist who has dabbled in fiction, but not as a published novelist.
- “5 Freewriting Secrets for Being a ‘Genius’,” Dr. Susan K. Perry, Psychology Today: Tips from Mark Levy (Accidental Genius) on methods to unclog your creativity by scribbling away.
- “How to Write Daily More Easily,” Julie Isaac, Writing Spirit blog: Bottom line, you’ve got to get serious first to keep serious about your writing.
- “NaNoWriMo is Coming to an End…what to do next,” Jenny Holbrook-Talty, Bob Mayer’s blog: I was not one of the brave masochists trying to write 50,000 words by the end of November, but what should those crazy creatives do when they’re done? (Other than enter a coma-like sleep state or drink a fifth of some kind of brown liquid.)
- “I Must be Insane; I’m Trying to Get Published!” Lisa Reece-Lane, guest post on Courage 2 Create: Another author sharing insights from her road to being published.
- “A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Published-Author Life,” Jody Hedlund: I’m all about sharing links this week featuring published authors pulling back the curtain on their lives. Could it be because I’m just finishing up my nonfiction book proposal and looking ahead hopefully? (Jody’s very generous in sharing, by the way.)
- “A Two-Step Process for Creating Energy,” Charlotte Rains Dixon: I like step one: Vent!
- “7 Tips to Editing Your Way to the Best Story on the Planet,” K.M. Weiland, WORDplay: A round-up link in my round-up post, useful and self-explanatory. I will say, though, that the copy editor in me feels a strong need to edit headlines that begin with a numeral (sorry, a pet peeve of mine!).
If you found some great links this week, include them in the comments field below. And of course, you can receive links like these in real time by following me on Twitter. (It’s all the fun without the guilt!)