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Musings: How to Find, Feed, and Keep Your Creativity

Historically sexist images of the Muse aside, is the personification of creativity a helpful construct? Ray Bradbury seemed to think so in his fourth essay of Zen in the Art of Writing, “How to Keep and Feed a Muse.” The … Continue reading

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Your THING: Nouns and the Magic of Memory

The door. The garage. The clock. The exit. The book. The tear. The secret. The stump. The backwater. Nouns beg for meaning to be given. My examples probably conjured a variety of images for you, or you wanted more information. … Continue reading

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Hot Today, Cool Tomorrow: Fueling the Creative Fire

When I experience writer’s block, it’s usually because I’m starting from a place of creative emptiness. Maybe itsĀ an idea I convinced myself is clever but feel nothing about it. Maybe I’m writing something without conviction. Usually I am forcing myself … Continue reading

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Explosive Self-Revelation and Continuous Astonishment

Espresso didn’t taste good in high school, but I drank it in a little cup to look impressive. I would order it whenever I was in a bookstore and intended to read. I wanted to seem sophisticated. Like most teenagers, … Continue reading

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