Archive | July, 2011

Creativity Tweets of the Week — 7/29/11

Here are this week’s top links on creativity and writing that I distributed this week by Twitter and Facebook. Now that I’ve wrapped this up, I’m going to return to absorbing the insightful — and frank — critique I just got back from my instructor on my first-ever MFA writing packet. As I make myself […]

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A Creativity Workshop Gone Horribly Wrong

Your first mistake was signing up for a multi-day session calling itself the “Original Low-Cost Creativity Workshop.” There you are, braving Day Two with the workshop leaders — Meagan, a perky school teacher who admits she’s never actually conducted one of these with her husband before, and David, the aforementioned husband who opens the session […]

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 7/22/11

It’s back. As yet more evidence that I’m a bit slow, I’ve returned to my Friday tradition of providing you links to the best resources on creativity and writing I shared through Twitter and Facebook this week, despite the fact that the one time I ran a different post in its place, that post went […]

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When a Blog Post Goes Viral

I received a bit of a jolt yesterday morning when visiting my WordPress dashboard. The vertical blue bars showing daily page views were all but nonexistent. Then I realized it was because the scale had changed. The bar on the far right, showing that day’s views, was climbing right off of my screen. My latest […]

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A Writer’s Must-Read List

What books must any writer read? That’s not for me to say. I have, however, compiled a list of works that lecturers cited as must-reads at my recent Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing residency. This is NOT a definitive list of all of the top must-read books, but an of-the-moment selection with […]

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Sharing Without Fear

How do you explain a moment when you’ve experienced magic? Several friends and family members have asked me to describe my first residency in my MFA in Writing program, and I have no easy answer. You try describing the experience of spending nearly two weeks with people who like you aspire to be the best […]

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Embracing an Art-Committed Life

While away at my MFA residency I’m highlighting posts from early in this blog’s life, posts not seen by most current readers of the Artist’s Road blog. What does it mean to be creative? How does that relate to living an art-committed life? “Living an Art-Committed Life,” November 1, 2010

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 7/8/11

While away at my MFA residency I’m highlighting some of the  links I’ve posted in past Friday posts. CREATIVITY “How to be a Creative Badass,” Justine Musk, Tribal Writer: 12 great tips, including “love the world” and “make mistakes.” “The Easiest Way to Crush Creativity,” Paul Sloane, Blogging Innovation: It’s easy, just shoot down those […]

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Creativity and Originality

While away at my MFA residency I’m highlighting posts from early in this blog’s life, posts not seen by most current readers of the Artist’s Road blog. What does it mean to be original with your art? Can you truly be original when you follow the wisdom of those who preceded you? “Are You Original?” […]

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On Embracing Self-Employment

While away at my MFA residency I’m highlighting posts from early in this blog’s life, posts not seen by most current readers of the Artist’s Road blog. Six months ago I jumped off a cliff and became one of the millions of self-employed. In this post I list 9 steps I vowed to follow to […]

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