Creativity Tweets of the Week — 6/10/11

The Artist’s Road values the thousands of inspiring people who sample his links on creativity and writing on Twitter and Facebook. As a sign of his gratitude, he vows to adhere to a higher moral standard than members of the U.S. Congress; he will never tweet or post a picture of his “package.”

CREATIVITY

  • Nature as Creativity Booster,” Melissa Crytzer Fry, guest post on Sheri Lopatin: Rogue Writer: Emerson isn’t the only writer who’s been inspired by nature. Melissa is inspired by the state where I grew up, Arizona (you’ll love her photos). (Related: Do the Work, Dispel the Myth of Creative Inspiration)
  • I'll never post pics of my private parts, but I can't make the same promise when it comes to pics of monkeys. Well, to be clear, I won't post pics of monkey private parts.

    Finding Creative People is Easy (and Here’s How),” Kate Canales, The Atlantic: Here’s the subhead: “Instead of searching for creativity, we should be fostering it in people we already work with—and redefining what it is.” (Related: Collaboration and Mutual Respect)

  • Watching Jon Stewart might make you more creative,” Melissa Dahl, MSNBC.com: This is not, fortunately, related to the frequent Daily Show appearances once made by Twitter sensation Anthony Weiner. Melissa reports that some scientists suspect a correlation between hearing sarcasm and thinking creatively.
  • 20 Reasons Why Creative People Work in Cafes,” Mitch Ditkoff, Blogging Innovation: This refers to those of us sitting there silently tapping on our laptops, not the hard-working baristas. Number #4 could top the list: “Easy access to caffeine.”

WRITING

For those with fine attention to detail, the answer is yes, one of the monkeys pictured is wearing a cowl. I hear they’re all the rage with simians.

About Patrick Ross

I'm the author of Committed: A Memoir of the Artist's Road.

7 Responses to “Creativity Tweets of the Week — 6/10/11”

  1. Thanks for the mention, Patrick! Great list.

  2. Wow. That’s what I call a barrelful of monkeys – without the barrel.😀

    I had seen that post by Jane Friedman a while back but it was good timing to revisit it today. I quoted Jane for a debate going on over at FoW (and gave you credit plus a link for making that possible).

    20 Reasons Why Creative People Work in Cafes was fun! I’m an advocate, as long as I can wear headphones and listen to ocean sounds – to block out what my hubby refers to as the blabberoos. Call me quaint, but I can’t write and be forced to overhear other people’s conversations simultaneously.

  3. Ah, Patrick, yet another wonderful round-up. Thank you!

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