Creativity Roundup #3

I’d like to share some inspiring posts about creativity, writing and life I’ve read lately:

What Must You Do? A thought-provoking article about deliberately choosing a purpose for your life that combines your deep passion with value you can provide to the world. Jonathan Mead at Illuminated Mind offers advice for achieving this daunting task.

The Advice Game: What 17 Published Writers Would Tell Their Younger Selves. Writers reveal things they wish they’d known early in their careers. (from Elizabeth Stark at Book Writing World)

Let No One Keep You From Your Journey. Creativity guru Jill Badonsky offers Mark Nepo’s poetic words about staying true to yourself and your life’s path.

25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions. Questions to inspire reflection about your life and how you’re living it.  (from Marc at Marc and Angel Hack Life: Practical Tips for Productive Living)

The ABC’s of Staying Creative. David Wahl  at Creative Creativity turns the traditional sales mantra “Always Be Closing” into “Always Be Creating”—and offers whimsical advice for keeping your creative faucet flowing.

Are These Two Creativity Myths Holding You Back? Tobias Tinker at Lateral Action discusses the concepts of the Genius, the Tortured Artist, Creative Demons that Must be Slain, and whether such ideas hold artists back from exploring their creativity.

I hope you enjoy these insightful articles as much as I did!


4 Responses to “Creativity Roundup #3”

  1. 1 heather April 14, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Awesome list here Sandy. Jonathon Mead is very inspiring isn’t he? I have seen the 25 questions before and passed them on to Sharni Montgomery- she is using them in her interviews. Here is my interview posted on her site

    Happy Creativity Day!

    • 2 stranglingmymuse April 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm

      Heather, I’m pretty sure I actually first saw the 25 questions in a tweet from you! Great interview–thanks for sharing it.

      Look for my Creativity Week post tomorrow, inspired by you!


  2. 3 tobias tinker April 15, 2010 at 6:22 am

    That’s a great roundup! I must say I’m honored to be in such fine company…

    I found the Thought Questions particularly compelling, very much in the I-wish-I’d-thought-of-that category (but, more than that, I’m happy that someone did…), and somehow I was not aware of Jill Badonsky until now, so thanks for that…

    I’m working on something new and kind of big, so I’ll drop back in and let you know when that is getting ready to come out of the oven…

    • 4 stranglingmymuse April 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Tobias. I love your piece about creativity myths, and read it several different times before including it in this roundup! I’m glad you found some inspiration here, and I’m happy I introduced you to Jill. I’m going to be training with her to become a certified Kaizen-Muse creativity coach later this year, and I’m very excited about it.

      Glad to hear you have something big cooking…please do keep me posted, and feel free to stop by here any time!


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