Archive | September, 2011

Creativity Tweets of the Week — 9/30/11

Before we dive into a few of the best links I tweeted this week, let me thank Stan Stewart (@muz4now) for naming me a “One Lovely Blog” recipient. That was lovely of you, Stan! In order to accept it I have to do some homework, however; share seven random things about myself and name fifteen […]

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Guest Post: Mr. Bacon Goes to the National Book Festival

Many of my readers have been demanding that Mr. Bacon have his own blog. If I were to allow him to do that I’d have few readers left, so instead I’ve allowed Mr. Bacon to write a guest post. Enjoy. I time-traveled yesterday. The Washington, D.C., Metro system transported me to the National Mall and […]

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A Thank-You and an Apology

So where are my Creativity Tweets of the Week, you ask? It’s a Friday tradition, right? Where are more pictures of that rapscallion Mr. Bacon? So I guess I’m starting with the apology. I am in a deep creative groove at the moment. I’m working feverishly on rewriting a personal essay I thought I had […]

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Do You Suffer from “Not-Quite” Paralysis?

As a journalist I don’t have the luxury of endless rounds of revisions. When the story is due, I file. The same is true when each packet is due for my MFA in Writing program. No deadline? I keep editing, revising, tweaking. Unlike some of the artists I interviewed on my cr0ss-country U.S. road trip, […]

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 9/16/11

Mr. Bacon accompanied me this morning when I covered President Obama at a bill signing ceremony for one of my freelance clients. The bugger kept inserting himself into every photo I took. Fortunately the many Secret Service agents present did not consider this bendable children’s toy a threat. Not sure how he’d hold up in […]

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Putting Creatives in a Box

Left-brain, right-brain. Introvert, extrovert. Soloist, collaborator. The literature on creativity is rife with categories. Call me allergic to categorization, after spending the last quarter-century resisting that fate here in Washington, D.C., where it’s assumed everyone has some sort of label that defines you. (Sorry, I don’t.) I interviewed several dozen creatives on a cross-country U.S. […]

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Creativity Tweets of the Week – 9/9/11

Is there an air freshener on the market powerful enough to change the fact that my neighborhood smells like a wet dog? In the last four days we here in the D.C. area have received rainfall that would cause Noah to wet his pants. I’m not sure I experienced that much rain cumulatively in my […]

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Is it Wrong to Imagine Success?

Do you dream of seeing your novel or nonfiction book climb the bestseller charts? Could that dream be hindering your ability to focus on your writing RIGHT NOW? That question was triggered by blogger Nina Badzin in her most recent post. A number of us bloggers have spent the last couple of weeks writing about […]

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 9/2/11

Before I get to this week’s list of links on creativity and writing I shared on Twitter and Facebook this week, let me request some advice on how to keep a tight leash on my new ward, Mr. Bacon. Days after I introduced him to the world he scampers off to the Milliver’s Travels web […]

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