Creativity Roundup #6

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

The No. 1 Habit of Highly Creative People. Leo Babauta interviewed a range of creative people regarding habits they consider important to their creativity and found that one consistently stood out. (from Zen Habits)

How to Write Drunk and Edit Sober Without Drinking. Mark Dykeman takes a sober approach to Ernest Hemingway’s advice for writers. (from ThoughtWrestling)

Zen Mind, Writer’s Mind: Tips for a Zen Writing Practice. Poet Ami Mattison offers writing exercises based  on Zen principles to help you when you’re “stuck, uninspired, or dealing with emotional suffering and turmoil.” (from poetryNprogress)

21 Ways You’re Killing Your Creativity Without Even Realising. Dan Goodwin points out how we may be inadvertently sabotaging our creativity with this eye-opening list.  (from A Big Creative Yes)

30 Creativity Cards. Marelisa created these cards you can print and use whenever you get stuck or need some creative inspiration. Topics include ideas about beginning, curiosity and creativity, changing perspective, music to enhance creativity, mindmapping, using a random word technique and much more. (from Abundance Blog at Marelisa Online)

50 Ways to Open Your World to New Possibilities. Lori Deschene offers this wonderful list of things you can do to shake yourself out of creative lethargy. (from TinyBuddha)

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

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5 Responses to “Creativity Roundup #6”


  1. 1 tobias June 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Oooh, cool, another roundup. Looking forward to digging into these (saw Leo’s already, and liked it, but will check out the others).

    And, I’m working hard to make the cut again for your next one…

  2. 2 Keith June 15, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Great links Sandy- I liked the 21 creativity killers, and I am guilty of most of them! Good reminders all around.

  3. 3 stranglingmymuse June 15, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Oh Tobias, I’m sure you’ll be appearing here again — you know I love your writing about creativity!

    Keith, I’m glad you like the links — and I can relate to some of those creativity killers, too! By the way, you might be interested in Tobias’ blog post, 7 Things You Can Learn About Creativity from an Almost 3-year-old, which I included in my last roundup.

    ~Sandy

  4. 4 K a b l o o e y June 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    #20 out of 21 on the creativity killers is my bane. I’m going to bookmark your post so I can come back to it as needed. Thanks once again, Sandy.

    • 5 stranglingmymuse June 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm

      Glad this is helpful! You’re definitely not alone with your inner critic issues. I hear from people all the time that inner critics are their No. 1 creativity killer. Thanks for your comment, and good luck with your writing/creating, Kablooey!

      ~Sandy


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