Creativity Roundup #4

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

Time Lost and Found. The terrific Anne Lamott advises turning off technology and not cleaning the house to find time to write: “What fills us is real, sweet, dopey, funny life.”

Divine Inspiration: Bring Forth Your Muse in 3 Easy Steps. Susan Murphy offers advice for summoning creative inspiration. (at Thought Wrestling)

You Are Officially Entitled. Why be the PR person when you can be Director of Public Elations? Or Princess of Possibility? (from Mitch Ditkoff at The Heart of Innovation)

A Short Story About Ladders and Boxes and Possibility. Wonderfully inspiring post about creating and experiencing life on our own terms. (from Cath Duncan at Agile Living)

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


6 Responses to “Creativity Roundup #4”

  1. 1 Mark Dykeman April 29, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks for linking out to Thoughtwrestling, Sandy!

  2. 3 K a b l o o e y April 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I just read the Anne Lamott article (nice coincidence, since I just bought her new novel today). I wholeheartedly agree with her, but spin my wheels a lot and don’t write, as you know. I do do a lot (she said “do-do” hehhehheh) of the other stuff she mentions — like go to museums, take time by myself, be a (mostly) mindful parent, etc. And I am certainly not guilty of cleaning too much. But I can’t count the blog as part of the business because it does make me feel like I’m living a more creative life. So that’s a conundrum, I guess. Because blog time begets more blog time reading, corresponding. It’s not a 2 hour date with a friend at the coffee shop critiquing each other’s work, but it is satisfying, for now.

    • 4 stranglingmymuse April 29, 2010 at 7:13 pm

      I agree with you, and I experience the same creative fulfillment from writing this blog. It takes time away from other things I might write, but it’s a consistent source of inspiration for me. I also find that a certain amount of time spent reading other blogs, connecting with other blog writers, and participating on social networks enhances the creative experience surrounding this blog. And leads me to great resources and articles like the ones in this roundup, all of which I heard about on Twitter. I just have to be smart about limiting my time on these activities. My punishment when I fail at this is finding myself up at midnight doing my paying work so I won’t miss my deadlines! (And that’s actually a pretty good deterrent…most of the time.)


  3. 5 Poppy January 21, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Good. advice. Would you mind me asking where you got the image of the cave painting from? I’d like to know more about it.


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