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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, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Imagination Killers


Having just finished NaNoWriMo and the survived the first round of holiday nuttiness, I thought I’d share something that I learned. (Relearned, actually, because I’ve kind of known this all along. The past month has just given me a brutal refresher course.) There are things out there that will actively suck your imagination clean out …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration

31 Ways to Boost Your Creativity


Writers in all genres and fields rely on their creativity. Whether it’s creating a fantasy world, coming up with new and interesting blog topics week after week, or finding a way to make technical manuals more interesting/useful, being creative is the difference between crafting something that’s humdrum and creating something that makes a mark and …