Tag: creative

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration

Creativity: Let’s Talk About What That Means


An “incident” this week got me all worked up about creativity and what the heck we are (or are not) teaching our kids and ourselves about it. Before I go into details, here’s the definition of creativity from the Oxford dictionary. n. The use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness. Keep that …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Fun & Humor

Characteristics of Creative People


With NaNoWriMo in full swing and me starting to lose my mind, it was probably inevitable that a simple question would set me off on a sarcastic tangent. Someone asked me, “What makes people creative?” Of course I gave them the usual answer. “Curiosity. Education. Reading. The ability to see things differently. Thinking outside of …

Freelance Writing Advice, Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Making a Living in a Creative Profession


Many people are gifted in the areas of art, music, dance, writing, and acting. However, when it comes time to choose a profession, many choose to pursue something other than their creative gift. “You can’t make money as a writer (dancer, artist, musician, etc.),” they are told. Or the pressure to get a “real” job …