• Curiosity & Adventure Spiral

    The Ultimate Artist’s Date

    Years ago I read Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way.” The book had such a profound affect on me that I read all her other books too. Creative people know that there is an energy to creativity. Like other forms of energy there are things that will help it to expand and things that will cause it to shrink. We learn over time how to feed the energy, control the flow of energy, and how to maximize the energy while creating.

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  • Creativity & Process Spiral

    Five Things I Believe About Creativity and the Writing Process

    1. Our creativity and writing processes are unique, just like our fingerprints.
    2. Children are naturally creative. We can connect to our inner child to remember. Play.
    3. Metaphors can be gateways to creative exploration and expression.
    4. When we consider the act of writing practice and the development of the craft of writing as separate processes, we can nurture them both. We set learning goals.
    5. We encourage our writing to develop by engaging in writing practice, reflecting on our work, referring to elements of style and craft, consulting with writing mentors, and by using our learning to write something new.
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