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Creative Process

How to Embrace the Gift of Criticism

Linda Gray Sexton | Posted 02.14.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Gray Sexton

This past October, I received the news from my literary agent that the novel I'd been laboring over and believed was finished, needed more work before...

Four Creative Secrets Every Entrepreneur Needs To Understand

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business
Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

Creativity is one of the most important assets every entrepreneur possesses. Let me rephrase that: Creativity is the Most Important Quality an ...

Everyone Needs Hope

RitaMarie Cimini | Posted 12.11.2016 | Arts
RitaMarie Cimini

There are many times in the course of an artist's life where they just cannot work, the reasons may be external or internal but it is a phase that mus...

An Acting Teacher's Open Letter To America

Ming Holden | Posted 11.18.2016 | Education
Ming Holden

I'd like to write to you about my lungs. I teach acting, and when I do, I use my voice a lot. Growing up, I didn't learn to breathe deeply. And now I have to.

Marching Your Firm to the Right Cadence

Janet Odgis | Posted 11.01.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

Defining, maintaining, and refining a cadence is key to keeping a company "accountable and authentic to everyone it touches," according to the book "T...

'How We Do:' On A Mission To Nurture Creative Culture Across America

Kara Mulder | Posted 10.04.2016 | Arts
Kara Mulder

One creative entity, WeTransfer -- a Dutch tech company driven by creativity almost more than technology -- took note of the hotbed of talent flocking to Southern California and excitedly chose not only to join, but be a foundation and facilitator to exciting collaborative projects in the realm of art, music, sports, and culture.

Valuing Creative Contributions To The Economy

Sophie Andrews | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
Sophie Andrews

One of the reasons why it is sometimes difficult to be a creative in today's world is because so many members of society, particularly the members of ...

Excellence In Action: The Freedom And Creative Flow Of Kiteboarding Explored In A New Film

Kara Mulder | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Kara Mulder

According to a much-outdated Encyclopedia, there are over 8,000 sports in the world to which individuals have the opportunity to participate; but few ...

Do You Want to Succeed as an Artist? Start Acting Like a Creative Entrepreneur.

Anna Sabino | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Anna Sabino

Starting a business became easier than ever. The ubiquity of tools gives us all endless opportunities to step into new business territories and start ...

The Undisputed Key Secret to Becoming a Great Writer

Ayodeji Awosika | Posted 08.22.2016 | Business
Ayodeji Awosika

The key to most anything you want in life, especially writing, is momentum. These past few weeks I lost momentum.

Last Weeks For Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible At The Met Breuer

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 08.18.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I've returned a number of times to revisit the exhibit as, from an artist's perspective, it is fascinating to see works that are not finished offer insight into the artistic working process -- what the artist may have been thinking at that point in the painting.

Build Your Creative Office Space

Sophie Andrews | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Sophie Andrews

There are few things in life that can suck the creative energy right out of you quite like that of a drab and boring office space. Homogenous rows of cubicles completely devoid of personality might be the worst, but generic beige walls and bland carpets are horribly oppressive in their own right.

Relax, Write & Heal: An Interview with Maia Danziger

Omega Institute | Posted 08.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Discover how breast cancer spurred this actress to tap into her healing potential through writing, and how she shares that gift with others. Omega:...

Infuse Your Brand With Emotion And Meaning

Janet Odgis | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

In his business memoir "Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul," Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz describes the role of merchan...

Is Anxiety Ruining Your Creative Flair?

Sophie Andrews | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Sophie Andrews

As you go through any given day, think of all of the technological wonders, gadgets, and even simple creature comforts, like gourmet chocolate and a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, that simply would not exist if it wasn't for someone else's creativity and innovation. Without creativity and innovation, we would all still be huddled together in the back of a Stone Age cave desperate for a way to feed ourselves and stay warm.

Yes, You Can Train Yourself To Be More Creative. Here's How.

Carly Schwartz | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Carly Schwartz

A new book argues that creativity is hardly a fixed trait. Rather, like any other skill, creativity is something you can train yourself to cultivate with the right kind of practice. In fact, it's more of a science than an art.

Is Your Mindset Holding You Back

Sophie Andrews | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Sophie Andrews

If you take the time to focus on your business or financial situation and then analyse the difference between the actual numbers and your desired goal...

1 + 1 + 1 = Love

Sue Shanahan | Posted 05.11.2016 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

I felt like I'd won the lottery when I was commissioned to paint this piece. Getting paid to do what makes your heart sing is a gift.

7 Habits of Highly Creative Multi Passionate People and How to Find Your Genius Zone Using Proven Clarity Methods.

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Sky Mandala Marcano

I think when a multi passionate creative person starts out, they may feel really passionate about a few topics. Other people may always have one hundr...

What Happens When Writers Are Valued By the Number of People Reading Them

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 04.06.2016 | Books
Lauren Marie Fleming

My follower base is not large, but it is mighty. I'm tired of letting other people dictate what value I give my following and my writing. Fame and fortune lost their allure years ago. Now I want connection.

On Taking Risks: You're Never Going to Feel Ready, So Start Now

Meghan McDonald | Posted 04.06.2016 | Arts
Meghan McDonald

This may sound like a pity fest, but I tend to side with the mindset that it's much more productive to confront weaknesses earlier rather than later.

Why You Need a Coaching Habit: Say Less and Ask More Questions

Shawn Vanderhoven | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Shawn Vanderhoven

Coaching people is like cooking: recipes take us only so far. To figure things out, we have to chuck a few noodles against the wall to see what sticks.

Why I Write - A Journey with No End

Carl Phillips | Posted 03.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Carl Phillips

For as long as I can remember I've wanted to be a writer. For the past few years I've given more of my time than ever to writing. I've authored bo...

3 Ways to Find the Writing Voice You Never Really Lost

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg | Posted 02.08.2017 | 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 02.03.2017 | 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.