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Creative Process

3 Ways to Find the Writing Voice You Never Really Lost

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg | Posted 02.08.2016 | Books
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Life has a way of taking us away from ourselves in its acute and mundane manifestations, but it also can -- if we turn our attention to re-engaging our voice -- bring us right back to who we are, and what we have to say both on and off the page. Here are three DIY voice lessons.

Creative Director at TVF Explains What Makes YouTube Video Go Viral

Quora | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
Quora

Its still early for me comment on my creative process. I've been writing professionally for not more than four years now. I'm still learning and discovering how to make my writing process more efficient.

On the Impossibility of Teaching Creative Writing

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Have you ever heard of a tipperau? This is the first thing I ask my composition and creative writing students when I walk into a classroom on day on...

The Surf Love Story of an Introvert Mermaid

Candace Loy | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

In the beginning, I was always more scared, than calm, excited and confident like those around me. The pictures you see of the composed and artful ...

9 Excuses Artists Need to Stop Making in 2016

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
Bhavani Esapathi

My half arsed execution is always going to be better than that brilliant idea living in your brain and that's just the truth.

The Problem with Today's Artists

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 01.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kevin Kleitches

Photo Credit: Greg Rakozy The Problem with Today's Artists As a photographer, I spend a lot of time looking at the works of other artists for inspi...

Spread Love Around the World

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.22.2015 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

The absence of a Christmas card for my nephew this year leaves a bit of a hole in my heart. I've decided to fill that hole by honoring him in different way.

The Magic of Creativity

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

As an artist, I try to honor the muse that guides me. Over time, I've gotten better at paying attention and following its lead.

Elizabeth Gilbert: Most in Show

Omega Institute | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts
Omega Institute

Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, The Signature of All Things, and Big Magic, explains her relationship to imagination an...

An Unusual Gift for a Creative Introvert

Naomi Liddell | Posted 12.07.2015 | Arts
Naomi Liddell

I'm an introvert, often mistaken for an extrovert. I can talk a lot, I'm not afraid of large parties, I have zero problems being the centre of attention and new places or experiences make me really happy.

Watch as This Guy Creates Almost Anything From Wire Hangers [VIDEO]

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

If the name Jihong Yeom is recognizable to you, you've probably seen his viral mind-blowing creations on social media. He was the genius behind the different forms and items made out of wire hangers. I was fortunate to interview him and have this opportunity to learn how it all started.

How James Taylor Jump-Starts His Creative Process

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.25.2015 | OWN

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Maximize Your 2015 Achievements and Stay Calm Through the Festive Season by Getting Creative

Katherine Parrott | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Katherine Parrott

As we begin November, 2015 is rapidly coming to an end. We often feel the squeeze to tick off the year's goals and end the year on a high. My tip for making the most of the rest of the year is to combat end-of-year madness by getting creative!

Start From the End

Melissa Garvey | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Garvey

Image Courtesy Ladyheart I recently had a friend in town visiting who is an incredible musician, and we were chatting one morning over coffee about...

How To Stop Working For Exposure AKA 'Free'

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Bhavani Esapathi

Every single time I have filtered my decision through the process, I always end up receiving more than I have given therefore never having to apply for a job again. 

NaNo NaNo

Ann Lewis Hamilton | Posted 10.29.2015 | Books
Ann Lewis Hamilton

Okay, so this year it'll be a dystopian tale set in Pittsburgh after an alien invasion. No, cancel that. A gentle coming of age story. 1950s, small town America. Wait, what about a man who wakes up, looks in the mirror, and - he's turned into a German shepherd.

We're All in the Same Boat

Whitney Hess | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Whitney Hess

Most people would have stopped right there. The pressure would have been too much. Not for me. I let the pressure push me forward. I saw the open door and walked through it. I gave myself permission to try, and gave myself permission to fail.

Imagination and the Imagined

Dan Rockmore | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Dan Rockmore

There's inspiration, but generally only coupled with perspiration - and not just the kind that you make while charging away on the exercise bike.

Stop Seeking Answers and Focus on This Instead

Kali Hawlk | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kali Hawlk

If you're hung up and feeling creatively blocked, seeking answers won't move you past feeling uncertain of what's next. You don't need more information in your head. You just need to know how to ask the right questions.

The Army of Tiny But Ferocious Voices

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Most people who are capable of doing more have no idea they can choose to do so. Creating a life that means something to you, that brings you fulfillment and joy, is possible. And you can choose this.

Crowdsourcing the Redesign of Capitalism

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

If we are unwilling to utilize our innate flexibility and cooperation, we may yet see a repeat of ancient (the Roman Empire) and not so ancient (the USSR) history and there are no guarantees such a meltdown could not happen here as well.

Why Worry?

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.29.2015 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

I've spent a good amount of my time on Earth fretting. A defense developed in childhood, worry was my talisman, my rabbit's foot. I believed it kept me safe. Delving into my spiritual yearning has brought me to a place of openness and questioning.

Playing the Way Towards Creative Success

Karen Musey | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

I believe that everyone has their own kind of creativity, regardless of job or lifestyle. Creativity has endless forms and ways of expression. It brings out our problem solver. When stress or life or you name it interferes, we become more limited in our ability to innovate and be our best.

Don't Let Go of the Glow

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.17.2015 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

I have a young friend, Andrea, who inspires the heck out of me. One day she told me how happy she was with the direction her life had been going. She said, "Things are going so good, I don't want to let go of the glow." Don't let go of the glow.

5 Rituals and Routines That Changed My Writing Life

Jennifer Blanchard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Jennifer Blanchard

Being a writer is a challenging creative pursuit, because as writers, we spend a lot of time alone, in our heads. And for the longest time writers have been told they should write "when they feel inspired."