Tagged: June 2015 – Creativity

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Lila’s Wand, an Illustrated Short Story

My challenge for the month was a creative one – to write and publish a short story. It was a true experiment as I’ve never shared any creative writing, much less produced an accompanying photo essay before.  But that’s exactly what I did this month, and today, in lieu of a post, I’m sharing it with you. Do leave me...

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Follow Your Passion: Good Advice or Not?

Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.  ~Joseph Campbell What a difference a few weeks makes. Last month, to put it plainly, sucked. I was a bitter and dejected little whiner who painfully clawed my way through an insightful, but ultimately unsuccessful challenge (here, in case you want to relive it)....

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How to Stop Caring About What Other People Think, Once and For All

This week I asked a few folks to read and critique the short story I’ve been working on for this month’s challenge. Normally, I’d work myself up into a frenzy, anxious about what they’ll think of it, and worse yet, what they’ll think of me (talentless wannabe…my 8 year old could write better than that… piece of garbage waste of time).  But not this time....

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Hacking Creativity: Why We Need it and An Attempt to Find it

The first step in becoming a good writer is to write every day. You don’t have to write for long and you don’t have to write anything good, you just have to write and write often. Stephen King, Hemingway, E.B. White, Maya Angelou, Kurt Vonnegut – they all had/have their daily writing routines. And as of June 1, so do I. Welcome to a...