Tag Archives: creativity

Embracing Failure as the Key to Success

Why do you create? Maybe the answer appears easily to you, always ready and waiting somewhere between the steady rhythm of your heart and the tip of your tongue. To express yourself. To have fun. To share your wisdom with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Creativity is one of the most wondrous and mysterious aspects of the human experience. Seemingly unique to us amongst species, it serves no biological purpose in the struggle to survive, and yet it has played a powerful role in human … Continue reading

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On Fandom and Creativity

I believe this is the golden age of fandom. We could have a debate about the quality of current content versus the classics of old—certainly more is being produced today, and “nerd culture” is at its most mainstream—but that debate … Continue reading

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The Growth Mentality

I finished another book!! I am so excited, most of all because this means the first one wasn’t a fluke. This is something I can actually do. I have written books. I know someone out there might be thinking: well, … Continue reading

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How Being a Pack Rat Can Kill Your Writing

There’s a myth out there—perpetuated by images of lightbulbs popping overhead and final pages being set upon tidy piles beside typewriters—that books arrive fully formed, like babies delivered already cute and bundled by the stork. Oh, sure, it may not … Continue reading

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Should We Ever Listen to Writer’s Block?

Some say writer’s block is a myth. Perhaps they’re right. But I believe that difficulty in creating is found in artists of all kinds, and it takes a multitude of forms. At its most basic core, a “block” as I … Continue reading

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Giving Yourself Permission

As we start to develop our creative skills into something “good,” we start giving ourselves rules. It’s a part of learning and growing that every artist needs, as the wild and completely free expression of childhood becomes something more skilled. … Continue reading

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