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Charlotte Brontë on the creative gift

Charlotte Brontë on the creative gift | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“But this I know; the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which they are not always master - something that at times strangely wills and works for itself." ― Charlotte Brontë

 

A related post: Embracing Our Creative Abilities and Inspirations as Gifts http://talentdevelop.com/5703/embracing-our-creative-abilities-and-inspirations-as-gifts/

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How Amazon Saved My Life

How Amazon Saved My Life | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

By Jessica Park I am an author. I still can’t get used to that title...How did I end up on my own? It began when I couldn’t get my first YA book, Relatively Famous, published, despite getting stellar feedback from editors and nearly selling the film rights to a teen pop star...

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Related: How to Self Publish a Book

http://theinnerwriter.com/how-to-self-publish-a-book/

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Digital Publishing Virtual Summit

Digital Publishing Virtual Summit | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Discover simple video creation strategies for publishing your own book promotion videos, how to create a viral eBook and publish to iTunes, and more.

 

Live presentations June 12–21, 2012
Recordings available

20 Online Workshops

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Ten Ways to Ensure No One Will Ever Read Your Novel

Ten Ways to Ensure No One Will Ever Read Your Novel | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Blog post at The Creativity Ninja : Written by Ali Luke

Any idiot can write a bestseller. It’s more of a challenge, surely, to write a unique, obscure, novel that no-one ever reads. Maybe a century or two after your (artistically tragic) death, someone will discover it and realize your true genius.

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Motherhood and creative work - Developing Multiple Talents

Motherhood and creative work - Developing Multiple Talents | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
“I’d be in the middle of a sentence and someone needed to go to mall for new shoes, so the sentence would be lost.”

That is a quote by Amy Bloom, who has worked as a psychotherapist, taught at Yale University, and is Wesleyan University’s Writer-in-Residence.

Quoted in the "Motherhood and creative work" section of my book "Developing Multiple Talents: The personal side of creative expression." http://t.co/KqYN0ORZ
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The Daily Writing Impulse

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The Daily Writing Impulse subscription to daily email prompts will spark you to eagerly set aside time each day to enjoy your writing fix.

 

"You don’t need to become a reckless hermit to get your writing into your schedule. Over and over again, my clients report great satisfaction from writing just 15 minutes a day.

That’s right. Fifteen minutes a day builds a writing habit that you can maintain – on your terms.

Then there’s the problem of what to write. You’ve got a ton of story and blog ideas, but the starkly pristine blank page shuts that writing impulse down faster than you can say writer’s block.

You need the starter’s pistol to get you – and your words – out of the gate."

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Critic's Notebook: Essays tiptoe up to grab us unawares

Critic's Notebook: Essays tiptoe up to grab us unawares | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"When I am asked ... for advice on how to get started as a nonfiction writer, I tell them to start small and look around." ... "The overwhelming majority of a writer's time is spent wondering why this world is not as vivid as he or she once — agonizingly, deludedly — believed. To write is to fail, more or less, constantly."

 

Tom Bissell, in his book Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation. http://vsb.li/hfgjdl

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