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Are you waiting to feel creative?

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By Jenna Avery

A chat with my Writer’s Circle participants inspired today’s post. So often we wait for the right conditions before we write or start our other creative projects.

Although we’d like to imagine otherwise, waiting doesn’t get us very far. Are you waiting for the right mood to strike before you work on your creative project?

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Writing To Give Your Reader Goosebumps

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“There’s nothing quite as powerful as putting words on the page, and sharing your message to make the difference you were born to make
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Why and How To Write A Book

The Creative Penn - programs and resources for writers. http://thecreativemind.net/TCP


Self-Publishing School - free video course on how to write, publish, and market your book. http://thecreativemind.net/SPS1

Authors Jamie Lee Curtis, Joanna Penn and Chandler Bolt on why we write, some of the myths about being an author, and links to resources on how to become a writer - and a more successful writer entrepreneur

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We Are Wired To Be Creative

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“A highly creative individual is in constant self-actualization. . . . Creativity makes life worth living.”

The book “Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind” by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire is “an empowering manifesto for creative people” says Susan Cain, author of “Quiet.”
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Programs for Authors and Writer Entrepreneurs

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“Accessing your authentic message and writing your transformational book is one of the most powerful things you will ever do for yourself, your readers, your business and ultimately – the world.” Christine Kloser

“Many writers experience the common fears of not knowing where to start, how to structure their time, how to become comfortable with solitude, and not give up on their vision. They worry about not finding the right words to say exactly what they mean, how to deal with criticism, and how to put their work into the world." Mark Matousek

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Be Normal or Be Creative

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In her Scientific American magazine article, creativity researcher Shelley Carson notes “People who are highly creative often have odd thoughts and behaviors—and vice versa.

“Both creativity and eccentricity may be the result of genetic variations that increase cognitive disinhibition — the brain’s failure to filter out extraneous information.”

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Natacha P. Gougeon's curator insight, October 28, 2015 3:16 PM

"One of these things is not like the other". Might be normal not to be normal.

Marci Segal, MS's curator insight, December 2, 2015 4:20 PM
You can choose to. Believe this or not. We al, have the capacity to generate new ideas, make new decisions and take new actions.
Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, January 16, 6:53 AM

Genius & folly, are they really connected? I don't think so, but the author think differently. Stay tuned, we will get back to it. #creativity

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Using Subtle Energy To Be Creative

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Deepak Chopra says the second chakra “is associated with creativity in all its expressions.”

Psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA, Judith Orloff, MD says she prefers “using the phrase subtle energy instead of chi or aura. For some, chakras sound woo-woo, but when I explain them as energy centers people are more able to embrace the idea."

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Brandon Routh on Biohacking and Bulletproof | The Inner Actor

Brandon Routh on Biohacking and Bulletproof | The Inner Actor | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Brandon Routh commented that being on a bulletproof diet and "cleaning out my brain function has been really pretty groundbreaking for my work" as an actor.
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Drumming and Brainwaves and Creativity

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There are many personal reports and research studies on how meditation can help people be more creative. // For example, In his post 5 Keys To Freeing Up Creativity From David Lynch, David Silverman comments that multitalented artist and movie director...
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Wrestling with our intuition | High Ability

Wrestling with our intuition | High Ability | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
"When we disconnect from our intuition, we tend to make choices that conflict with our truest nature."
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Writing and Fear

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A.M. Homes said “It scared me sometimes when I was writing it; at times I had to stop—I frightened myself. I don’t know that shock’s such a bad thing…"


Mark Matousek comments about anxiety and writing:

“The blank page, which Hemingway called ‘the white bull,’ threatens to charge them and leave them helpless in the fight to bring their writing into the world.”

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Writing can be freightening...

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Elizabeth Gilbert on fear and creativity and mental health

Elizabeth Gilbert on fear and creativity and mental health | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"We need our artists more than ever, and we need them to be stable, steadfast, honorable and brave – they are our soldiers, our hope."


"The other thing to realize is that all writers think they suck. When I was writing “Eat, Pray, Love”, I had just as a strong a mantra of THIS SUCKS ringing through my head as anyone does when they write anything.

But I had a clarion moment of truth during the process of that book..."

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A Writer's Personality Traits

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Writers spend so much time trying to determine when they will be a “real” writer. Just like the stereotype that all accountants wear green eyeshades, the stereotypes about writers persist whether they are accurate or not.
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The INTJ Personality and Being Creative

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“My psyche’s fight, my whole life, has been the head against the heart.” Jodie Foster


Another famous INTJ: Isaac Asimov. He has commented: “[People think] a scientist is cold… and uses only his reason; he argues carefully step by step, and needs no imagination. That is all wrong… The true scientist is quite imaginative as well as rational..."


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How To Write Your Book: Free Webinar by Christine Kloser

Free webinar - Get Your Book Done
http://thecreativemind.net/CKweb

“Accessing your authentic message and writing your transformational book is one of the most powerful things you will ever do for yourself, your readers, your business and ultimately – the world.”

Christine Kloser, "The Transformation Catalyst" is "a transformational book coach, spiritual guide and award-winning author.



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Scott Barry Kaufman on Being More Creative

See full interview at The Peak Work Performance Summit http://thecreativemind.net/PWPS

Scott Barry Kaufman is scientific director of the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, author of the book "Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind" (with Carolyn Gregoire).

He is also host of The Psychology Podcast, co-founder of The Creativity Post, and he writes the blog Beautiful Minds for Scientific American, among other credits.



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Struggles and Joys of Women Leading Creative Lives

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Artists are creative people regardless of their gender, of course, but women may face particular challenges, especially as mothers.
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Jamie Lee Curtis: Writing Is More Creatively Satisfying

Jamie Lee Curtis: Writing Is More Creatively Satisfying | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Although acclaimed as an actor, Jamie Lee Curtis says she finds writing “way more” artistically satisfying for her than acting. // Her multiple children’s books “address core childhood subjects and life lessons in a playful,...
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Emily Blunt on fate and stammering and acting | The Inner Actor

Emily Blunt on fate and stammering and acting | The Inner Actor | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Acting lessons helped Emily Blunt overcome stammering. “My parents found it hard because I was a smart kid and I had a lot to say, I just couldn’t say it."

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Creating and Intuition and Procrastination

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Christopher Jennings Penders comments: “When I was writing fiction, there was at least a seventy percent chance I didn’t know where my story would end up. My characters led me on a journey; more to the point, my intuition told me where to go. I ALWAYS listened..."


Christine Kloser, a transformational book coach, spiritual guide and author, addresses the topic in a post. She writes...

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Natacha P. Gougeon's curator insight, October 28, 2015 3:19 PM

Procrastination is anxiety....One way creativity speaks to you is through your intuition.

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Free Guide: Resources for Creative People - The Creative Mind

Free Guide: Resources for Creative People - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Resources for Creative People - a free guide to material from my Talent Development Resources and The Creative Mind network of sites: "Information and inspiration to enhance creative expression and personal development."

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Eva Rider's curator insight, August 30, 2015 1:49 AM

Checking out "Resources for Creative People".

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Felicia Day on developing multiple talents | TalentDevelop

Felicia Day on developing multiple talents | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“Geekdom is the joy of connecting about things you love without fear of judgment.” - Actor, writer, producer Felicia Day.


She is another example of a multitalented creator, and has published her memoir; She thinks the Internet is "like the industrial revolution, a technological revolution, and hopefully it opens doors for people rather than closes them. That’s why I wanted to have that message of openness and creativity and expressing yourself — the Pollyanna view of technology.” …

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Use Your Imagination

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In her Harvard Commencement Address, author J.K. Rowling spoke about the “uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not” as “the fount of all invention and innovation.” //

Psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman refers to research: "People with independent self-concept showed increased imagination..."

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The power of our imagination and creativity builds the foundation of innovation. I chose to scoop this article because our imagination is an excellent thinking tool that people should not be afraid to use. 

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Ali Brown: Don't Say Yes to Everything

Excerpt from Glambition Radio podcast [itunes #18] by Ali Brown | Entrepreneur Mentor for Women - see link on her site http://theinnerentrepreneur.com/AliBrownHome

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Owning Our Shadow Self | The Creative Mind

Owning Our Shadow Self | The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
When we cut away our shadows, what remains seems manufactured and superficial. You see, shadows add depth. Any decent artist will tell you that.

The dark side of some people is destructive or violent, but for most people the hidden or disowned parts of ourselves can help us lead a fulfilling and creative life...

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Eva Rider's curator insight, June 6, 2015 3:07 PM
the three dimensionality of shadow and the "bright" shadow
Skip_Conover's comment, August 30, 2015 7:38 AM
Useful for all!
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Take a Break and Be Useless to be Creative

Take a Break and Be Useless to be Creative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Do we need to be constantly busy and productive to be creative?
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Eva Rider's curator insight, August 19, 2015 6:39 PM

Staying open is a key to creativity.

Skip_Conover's curator insight, December 29, 2015 10:20 AM

This is how I do it!