Archive | March, 2012

Creativity Tweets of the Week – 3/30/12

If you share my fascination with creativity and writing, I invite you to join me the evening of April 11th for a get-off-of-your-feet workshop experience titled Telling Your Story Creatively: Principles and Whole-Brain Practices for Writing Compelling Blog Posts. I’m honored to be the April workshop leader in Michelle James’ unparalleled Capitol Creativity Network series, […]

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Is Creative Genius Inherent or Learned?

Is creative genius a gift that only some people are lucky enough to have, or can we all remake ourselves into creative geniuses? For the word genius to have any meaning, it must denote something special. And as Dash told his mother in The Incredibles, if everyone is special, that’s “another way of saying no […]

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Lit Journal Nugget: fugue

Today we’ll take a look at the literary journal fugue, which like e.e. cummings eschews capitalization. I discovered this journal last year via NewPages, and picked up a copy last month at AWP. It is edited by university graduate students, and given its quality, it appears no worse the wear for lack of a permanent […]

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Creativity Tweets of the Week – 3/23/12

If it’s Friday, it’s time for my latest collection of links on creativity and writing I tweeted this week. There’s a lot to be said for reliability. Tourists will be coming here to D.C. through April 27th to take in our beautiful cherry trees in the 100th anniversary of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, but […]

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Want to be More Creative? Stop Focusing

UPDATE (August 3, 2012): Jonah Lehrer, author of Imagine: How Creativity Works, has admitted to making up quotes in the book. The book has been pulled by his publisher, and Lehrer has stepped down from his job with The New Yorker. I have posted a blog entry on this development. As The Artist’s Road blog […]

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Creativity Tweets of the Week – 03/16/12

Feel free to jump straight to the eight links on creativity and writing that are among the resources I tweeted this week. Per usual, I’ve included some commentary and photo captions that I assume you won’t read. CREATIVITY “‘Your Playlist Can Change Your Life’: Can Music Boost Your Brain?” Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times: When […]

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Lit Journal Nugget: AGNI

I probably exceeded United Airlines’ carry-on weight limits recently when I returned from the AWP Bookfair in Chicago with dozens of literary journals. Given that I plan to spend the next few months reading them and getting a better sense of what they’re all about, I thought I should share what I find with you. […]

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What a Creative Writing Immersion Can Provide

I’m honored to be a guest blogger on Write to Done, the blog that each year names the Top Ten Blogs for Writers. I am a 2011-2012 winner, and one of the benefits of winning that award is being granted a Write to Done guest spot. It seems site founder Mary Jaksch liked the posts […]

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Ignoring the Knock of My Muse

It’s been two weeks since I touched my creative writing work-in-progress. Oh, I’ve got plenty of excuses. I spent the last few days of my last MFA packet focusing on my critical essays. Then I had to finish a freelance project. Next up, flying to Chicago for AWP. I blogged from there every day, but […]

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AWP Nugget: 9 Tips for a Successful AWP

I’m back from Chicago and in recovery mode from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference. I posted every day from the conference; now I’m wrapping up the series with a list of tips I’ll remember for next year’s AWP in Boston: Favor the Bookfair: It’s tempting to attend panel after panel. But […]

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