Creative Productivity
2.7K views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by Inspire the Muse from The Funnily Enough
onto Creative Productivity
Scoop.it!

Dancing Out of Tune: Writing Scenes Out of Sequence to Enliven—and Maybe Even Finish—Your Novel

Dancing Out of Tune: Writing Scenes Out of Sequence to Enliven—and Maybe Even Finish—Your Novel | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it

“I could never write the way you do.” I hear this. And— “How do you ever make sense of your story?” I used to feel ashamed when asked that. As a scene writer I’ve never taken a linear approach to my projects. I am middle, forward, back, and between when it comes to writing and I’ve learned to be unapologetic—because in analyzing this method I’ve come to understand why it works for me—and why it might work for you too.


Via mooderino
more...
Garry Rogers's curator insight, August 29, 2013 7:10 PM

Perhaps creativity is exhausted by a scene and is renewed by a switch.

Penelope's comment, August 29, 2013 11:45 PM
I might need to try this one! :)
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Bridging the Gap Between Typewriters and Mechanical Keyboards .::. Inspire the Muse

Bridging the Gap Between Typewriters and Mechanical Keyboards .::. Inspire the Muse | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Three years ago I purchased my first typewriter, A Royal Quiet Deluxe. Ever since, I have been on a quest to have an authentic typing experience that allowed me to type directly to a digital file. The inconsistency of the key strikes meant that scanning and converting typed pages was going to be more trouble than it was worth. In this digital world, however, wouldn't it be nice if I could magically get the letters off of the platen and onto the screen?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Breaking Down the Elements of Acting

Breaking Down the Elements of Acting | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
If theatre is awesome for kids, which kids? What kinds of awesome? And how? Let's break it down.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Breaking Down the Elements of Acting

Breaking Down the Elements of Acting | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
If theatre is awesome for kids, which kids? What kinds of awesome? And how? Let's break it down.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Why Ear Training Might Matter More than You Think

Why Ear Training Might Matter More than You Think | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Every music major takes 'ear training' classes at some point, and it's easy to go through the motions and just try to get it over with. But it turns out that ear training is more valuable than it may appear.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

From Fanon to Canon: Antisepticeye .::. Inspire the Muse

From Fanon to Canon: Antisepticeye .::. Inspire the Muse | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
All popular creations have a strong fandom inspired presence to them, separate from the original canon. But what happens when the creator of that canon decides to adopt the fanon, and make it reality?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

What Do You Write On? .::. Inspire the Muse

Paper brands and writing software options are just as diverse as pens and pencils. There’s a difference between scrap, copy, and resume papers. Some writers need lined or grid marked paper, while others prefer blank sheets.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

How to Improve Your Writing: 5 Secrets From Hollywood | TIME - TIME

How to Improve Your Writing: 5 Secrets From Hollywood | TIME - TIME | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Start with a solid structure
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Fiction Southeast – “7 Tips for Writing Flash Fiction”

Fiction Southeast – “7 Tips for Writing Flash Fiction” | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
an online literary journal dedicated to short fiction
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Time Management—Are We Busy or Fruitful?

Time Management—Are We Busy or Fruitful? | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Image via Flikr Creative Commons, courtesy of elaueverose.
I do a lot of stuff. Actually too much stuff but I am totally woking on that saying “No” thing.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Writing Habits And Routines, Filling The Creative Well And More Tips On Writing And Productivity | The Creative Penn

Writing Habits And Routines, Filling The Creative Well And More Tips On Writing And Productivity | The Creative Penn | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
You can't make a living from your writing if you're not actually writing. And while writing may seem easy to some and it has its fun moments, it's actually
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

More than Just a Flashback—Introducing the Easter Egg

More than Just a Flashback—Introducing the Easter Egg | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Image courtesy of NASA
So we have spent a couple posts talking about “flashbacks” and I need to take a moment to expound on something. I was a naturally good editor. It’s how I got my start.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Understanding the Flashback—Bending Time as a Literary Device

Understanding the Flashback—Bending Time as a Literary Device | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Image vis Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Yuya Sekiguchi.
Last time we talked about flashbacks and why they ruin fiction. But, because this is a blog and I don’t want it to be 20,000 words long, I can’t address everything in one post.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Deep P.O.V. Part Two—Crawling Inside Your Characters

Deep P.O.V. Part Two—Crawling Inside Your Characters | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
This GORGEOUS image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Aimannesse Photography
Last time we talked about the history and evolution of POV (Point of View) and why certain types of POV might not be the best choice for a modern reader.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Can a Simple Walk Improve Your Creative Thinking?

Can a Simple Walk Improve Your Creative Thinking? | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Do you need a new approach to a project? Consider taking a walk to get a fresh perspective.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

The Underrecognized Inspirational Value of Persistence

The Underrecognized Inspirational Value of Persistence | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
How long should you stick with searching for ideas – and why?
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Arina Nikitina
Scoop.it!

Conquer All Your Unfinished Tasks Using the “Drop the Tails” Method - Breakthrough with Arina!

Conquer All Your Unfinished Tasks Using the “Drop the Tails” Method - Breakthrough with Arina! | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Unfinished tasks leak the energy out of you and keep your mind foggy and unfocused. Learn how finish what you start and develop the Finishers Habit!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Kids Who CAN But WON’T: What Can Parents Do?

Kids Who CAN But WON’T: What Can Parents Do? | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Resolutions? Expectations? The New Year is inevitably full of promise—and promises. However, kids’ resolve sometimes melts like snow… Here’s how parents can help children and teens meet responsibilities and challenges throughout the coming months.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

A Game Where Creative Writing Progresses the Story .::. Inspire the Muse

One part immersive side scroller, one part writing prompt. This is the premise behind the game Elegy for a Dead World, by Dejobaan Games and Popcannibal.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Laura Dockrill's five tips for writing for real

Laura Dockrill's five tips for writing for real | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Darcy Burdock author and performance artist Laura Dockrill always wanted to be a writer... until the big red pen of school shrunk her confidence.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Writing for the Soul: 5 (Less Conventional) Tips | WritersDigest.com

Writing for the Soul: 5 (Less Conventional) Tips | WritersDigest.com | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
I’ve just published my second book in the Storm Siren trilogy (thank you, HarperCollins) – and I’ll be honest with you. There are days I absolutely love wh
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

7 Tips for Adding Humor — Guest: Rhoda Baxter

7 Tips for Adding Humor — Guest: Rhoda Baxter | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Most genres benefit from including touches of humor here or there—even the dark and angsty stories. But I'm not naturally a funny person, so I jumped at the chance to host an expert on comedy writing.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

When Dreams Go Bad—Dream Sequences, What Works & What Flops

When Dreams Go Bad—Dream Sequences, What Works & What Flops | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
This GORGEOUS image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Aimannesse Photography In the past several posts we have been unpacking the “flashback.” But, over the course of us talking about flashbacks and how to deliver backstory, a lot of people...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Time as a Literary Device: Unpacking the Parallel Timeline

Time as a Literary Device: Unpacking the Parallel Timeline | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Image from HBO’s “True Detective”
One reason we might be tempted to use a flashback is to explain or to expound to artificially prop up weak characterization or a weak plot (the training wheel flashback).
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Writing rituals and tips for new writers

Writing rituals and tips for new writers | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
Following is an interview with Rachel, originally published on NovelKicks, 21 April 2015. What is your new novel, Stranger Child about, and what inspired it? If I had to find one word which sums up...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Inspire the Muse
Scoop.it!

Writing Tips from Patricia Park, author of Re Jane | Penguin Random House

Writing Tips from Patricia Park, author of Re Jane | Penguin Random House | Creative Productivity | Scoop.it
We know readers tend to be writers too, so twice a month, we’ll feature writing tips from our authors. Who better to offer advice, insight, and inspiration than the authors you admire? They’ll answer...
more...
No comment yet.