While away at my MFA residency I’m highlighting some of the links I’ve posted in past Friday posts.
- “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 ideas.
- “Nine Ways of Being for Amplified Creativity,” Gregg Fraley, creativity and innovation: I come across a lot of lists on this topic, but Gregg’s has a bit of variety, including #7, “Don’t compare yourself to others.”
- “Silencing Your Inner Critic,” Kathryn Lilley, Kill Zone: She cites science showing you must silence the critic to foster creativity.
- “Reject the ‘New Rules for Writers,” Andrew Shaffer, Huffington Post: A fiery post in defense of traditional elements of publishing, from MFA programs to editors.
- “Getting Your Work Out In the World: The Mechanics,” Charlotte Rains Dixon, WordStrumpet: Five great suggestions on how to be a professional when submitting your work.
- “Cheap Therapy,” Milli Thornton, Fear of Writing: Talk aloud with your muse (and I’d add, let family members know you’re not going crazy).
- “10 Signs of a Typical Writer’s Day,” Elspeth Antonelli, It’s a Mystery: This humorous post will ring true to any writer, and it also features cold coffee and unforgiving pets.