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Tying Yourself to the Mast

Tying Yourself to the Mast | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
'We don't want our attention to wander from our work or our studies, but inevitably it does—and that's why we have to tie ourselves to the mast.'
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Time to get inspired, unplug, and create.

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stan stewart's comment, February 5, 2013 10:04 PM
Thanks, Sarah, for the re-scoop.
Sarah McElrath's comment, February 5, 2013 10:18 PM
My pleasure. Interesting post--especially in this age of constant communication. Smart phones can be both blessing and curse.

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Making room to create - muz4now

Making room to create - muz4now | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
"Making room for the new": creating something fresh sometimes means emptying out some of the old to make way for the new. A construction project metaphor.
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Isaac Asimov On How To Be Creative | The Creative Mind

Isaac Asimov On How To Be Creative | The Creative Mind | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
"Creativity is essentially the same in all its branches, so the evolution of a new art form, gadget, new scientific principle, all involve common factors."
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creative flow from compassionate grit - @muz4now

creative flow from compassionate grit - @muz4now | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Grit can be a way to get things done. Compassion can, too. What if you combine them into your own creative flow? Compassionate grit for creative flow.
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5 Traits of Creativity Geeks

5 Traits of Creativity Geeks | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
The timing was perfect: Mere days before leading a workshop on creative thinking at the Florida Creativity Weekend, my memoir Committed was named to a list of "40 Books to Unlock Your Creativity an...
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When The Creative Tide is Out: Guest Post by Patrick Ross - melissacronin.com

When The Creative Tide is Out: Guest Post by Patrick Ross - melissacronin.com | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Am I an artist who is in it for a lifetime? I’d like to think so. That was a theme of my travel memoir Committed: A Memoir of the Artist’s Road. While on a cross-country trip interviewing artists of every type who had embraced an art-committed life, I found myself inspired to live the same way.
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Perfectionism Keeps You From Being Safe

Perfectionism Keeps You From Being Safe | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
The fear that we're not good enough leads to perfectionist habits that keeps us from being safe. Our real safety is found in being prolific.
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Creative Wisdom from COMMITTED Creatives

Creative Wisdom from COMMITTED Creatives | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Long before Committed: A Memoir of the Artist's Road was published, I had been sharing wisdom on the creative process I learned from artists interviewed on my 2010 cross-country road trip here on t...
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Finding Joy in Creating | The Creative Mind

Finding Joy in Creating | The Creative Mind | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Imagine someone asking you: How many hours a week do you spend creating something that gives you joy? or Do you create to help you handle stress?
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How to Face Criticism in Creativity

How to Face Criticism in Creativity | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Creatives tend to be sensitive souls; how many creatives are held back from sharing their work for fear of internet trolls or worse, their inner critic?
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Alejandro Inarritu on the Creative Process

Alejandro Inarritu on the Creative Process | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
“In the creative process every human being is confronted with doubts and contradictions and flaws…”
Acclaimed for his films including “Amores Perros,” “Babel” and “21 Grams,” Alejandro González Iñárritu...
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5 Lessons on Creativity from Accomplished Creatives - The Loft Literary Center

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John Cleese’s Philosophy of Creativity: Creating Oases for Childlike Play

John Cleese’s Philosophy of Creativity: Creating Oases for Childlike Play | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Though he became known for the physical comedy of characters like the irate owner of a dead parrot, a minister of silly walks, and the always buffoonish Basil Fawlty, John Cleese is actually a very deep thinker.
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Creating subconscious influences for inspiring creativity

Creating subconscious influences for inspiring creativity | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Even if you aren’t aware, right now you are priming your brain to either think creatively or not.
Priming is the process of preparing something for a particular use, and the brain inside your head is...
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How to Become a Creative Genius: Trade Secrets From Picasso, King and Einstein

How to Become a Creative Genius: Trade Secrets From Picasso, King and Einstein | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Today, we're going to explore the working processes of three of the world's most creative people: Pablo Picasso, Stephen King and Albert Einstein -- and learn how you can apply their creativity secrets directly to your own life....
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How Caffeine Can Cramp Creativity - The New Yorker

How Caffeine Can Cramp Creativity - The New Yorker | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Honoré de Balzac is said to have consumed the equivalent of fifty cups of coffee a day at his peak. He did not drink coffee, though—he pulverized coffee beans into a fine dust and ingested the dry powder on an empty stomach. He described the approach as “horrible, rather brutal,” to be tried only by men of “excessive vigor.” He documented the effects of the process in his 1839 essay “Traité des Excitants Modernes” (“Treatise on Modern Stimulants”): “Sparks shoot all the way up to the brain” whil
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Advice from Artists on How to Overcome Creative Block, Handle Criticism, and Nurture Your Sense of Self-Worth

Advice from Artists on How to Overcome Creative Block, Handle Criticism, and Nurture Your Sense of Self-Worth | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Mastering the balance of restriction and imaginative play, or why unbridling your self-worth from your professional success is essential for
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Easily Distracted By Noise? You Might Just Be A Creative Genius

Easily Distracted By Noise? You Might Just Be A Creative Genius | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
What did Charles Darwin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Marcel Proust all have in common? Besides being creative geniuses, they shared an odd quirk: The luminaries were abnormally sensitive to noise, and often required solitude to work.

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Four ways you can help someone be more creative

Four ways you can help someone be more creative | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Though our inspiration levels fluctuate from time to time, we all differ in our baseline levels of creativity. But can you coach someone to be more creative?
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Perfectionism and Creative Thinking | The Creative Mind

Perfectionism and Creative Thinking | The Creative Mind | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
“I’m a maniacal perfectionist. And if I weren’t, I wouldn’t have this company. It’s the best rap!” Martha Stewart added, “I have proven that being a perfectionist can be profitable and admirable when creating content across the board: in television, books, newspapers, radio, videos… All that content is impeccable.” [Oprah.com] Filmmaking and other arts often [...]
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How To Take New Risks In Your Creative Practice

How To Take New Risks In Your Creative Practice | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Today let’s talk about how why taking risks in your creative practice is important and how to make it part of your practice in 2015.
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High Sensitivity, Creativity and Brain Differences

High Sensitivity, Creativity and Brain Differences | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Highly sensitive people are considered by many to be exceptionally creative as a group.
Psychologist Elaine Aron even declares “I know ALL HSPs are creative, by definition.”
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David Lynch's Secrets For Tapping Into Your Deepest Creativity

David Lynch's Secrets For Tapping Into Your Deepest Creativity | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
If anyone knows a thing or two about creativity, it's David Lynch.
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Education News / 3 TED Talks to Unleash Your Creativity

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