Tag Archive | Creativity

Impostor Syndrome: It’s a Thing

Impostor Syndrome: It’s a Thing

Many of us suffer from the feeling that we’re about to be found out. If someone digs a little deeper, they will discover that I’m not what I pretend to be. That I’m not as smart, talented, or praiseworthy as they think. It’s not only creative people who feel this way, though I suspect that creatives […]

Absent Mindfulness

Absent Mindfulness

Because I’m the editor, I’ve seen the guest post that’s going to run tomorrow. And since Brittany hit on a similar topic Wednesday, I figured I’d jump on the bandwagon and we might look as if we planned this to be a “Two Worlds” theme week. Back when his translation of Homer’s Odyssey was about […]

Breaking through writer’s block

Breaking through writer’s block

Ren recently asked how we cope with writer’s block. Sheer blunt force, I said. There are times I don’t feel like writing, or when I don’t feel like writing what I’ve been assigned to write. I usually just muscle through it, especially in the latter case. That’s one good thing I learned in the news […]

Don’t wait for a muse–she doesn’t exist

Don’t wait for a muse–she doesn’t exist

The worst stereotype of the angst-ridden writer is the one who is forever bemoaning writer’s block, waiting for a muse who never shows up. But is there a hint of truth behind this stereotype? We joke about the muses, those Greek goddesses who supposedly were the source of inspiration in all the arts. But don’t […]

Soul Food

Soul Food

“A good story feeds the reader, nourishing him or her with valuable insights.” – David Farland. That was just a portion of today’s daily article that magically appears in my inbox. It dealt with the topic of theme, something that is very important to me. I don’t want to write a hollow story, nor do […]

The Thing Writing Untaught Me

The Thing Writing Untaught Me

Guest Blogger: Ashlee Willis My love of writing began with another love – that of reading. Reading made me feel as if things would turn out for the best, no matter what darkness I was going through. The world in that book, in my hands, stuck between those pages – that world couldn’t harm me, […]

Creativity

Creativity

Remember all your peers in school who refused to conform? They wouldn’t dress or act like everyone else did. Maybe you were one. I used to chuckle at that notion (and still do) because those folks then congregated with others who dressed, talked, and acted just like they did. What so often passes as free-thinking […]

Holidays and Creativity

Holidays and Creativity

Every year, I look at December and say, “Well, I’m going to take off the last half of the month. No writing for me around Christmas.” And every year, I always get to the fifteenth (my cut off date) and say, “But I’ve got all these ideas! And they have to come out now! My […]