Creativity Tweets of the Week — 8/12/11

Let’s get right to it, eight new posts on creativity and writing that I tweeted and shared on Facebook this week.

CREATIVITY

  • 29 Ways to Stay Creative,” Vimeo: A fun, short video (with occasionally distracting music) that has tips both whimsical (#7, sing in the shower) and important (#16, allow yourself to make mistakes).
  • One of the photos taken by my daughter in her pre-college program this summer at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. May sunburst tentacles of creativity tickle you with inspiration this week.

    Set Yourself Free,” DailyOM: This short post builds on one of the 29 above, letting go of perfection.

  • Paddling: A Creative Thinking Post,” Tanner Christensen, guest blogger at BrainZooming: Keep moving.
  • 3 Things a Stuck Creative Should NEVER Say,” Marianne Mullen, Awaken Creativity: Put yourself in a positive place.
  • Will Prenatal Screening for Serious Diseases Rob us of our Creativity?” Daniel MacArthur, Wired: A shift from the usual fare of how-to posts, this thought-provoking article seemed worthy of being shared.

WRITING

  • Another in her series. It's an explosion of squiggly creativity.

    10 Ways to Jump-Start Your Writing,” Sandy Ackers, Strangling My Muse: Sandy returns to my weekly round-up with good tips, including one I’ve been using lately, #5: Work on a different writing project.

  • Writing a Book: Finding Time,” Chris Brogan: The title is self-explanatory. It’s hard enough for me to find time to tweet these links and write this round-up.
  • Older and Wiser,” Martha Southgate, The Millions: Martha wonders why the industry shines so much love on young writers when those over 40 have so much to offer? This post speaks to yours truly, who turns 44 on Monday.

I can’t help noticing that several of the links I chose to tweet this week related to creating when inspiration is low. I wonder if my subconscious is trying to tell me something?

About Patrick Ross

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

9 Responses to “Creativity Tweets of the Week — 8/12/11”

  1. I, too, have been working on different projects to keep writing while letting my big project simmer. And, I just found a writing exercise in a book yesterday that has inspired me to go back and tackle my novel revisions again.

    • That’s fantastic, Kate! As for me with my MFA right now, I have two short CNF pieces and two critical essays due the 21st, so by necessity I’m moving about, but I find it helps to put one aside. I have before sparked myself by digging up something I had put aside for awhile and it feels great to reconnect with your newly refreshed eye, doesn’t it!

  2. Thanks for including me here, Patrick! Looks like I’m in good company. I just watched the “29 Ways to Stay Creative” video, and I’m looking forward to checking out some of the other links!

    ~Sandy Ackers

    • Hi Sandy, I am sometimes loathe to include “best of” posts because there is so much out there new to include, but yours was quite good and I was happy to share it!

  3. How about turning short stories into real world treasure hunts? They are doing it at http://www.storyseeking.com

  4. Your daughter’s photos are beautiful Patrick! It looks like she has loads of potentialđŸ™‚ best wishes for her future creative endeavors from a fellow artist.

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