Yesterday was a great turnout for the Nurturing Your Creativity session. Thanks so much to all the hardy souls who braved the cold and came out!
I just want to do a quick “Three Things to Know” if you missed the session and provide some follow-up material.
So, three things:
- Your creative mind is no different from any other muscle in your body. If you don’t exercise it, then it will atrophy–that’s why it’s important to be consistent (even if you’re inconsistently consistent, i.e., you can only write twice a week, but not sure when that time/day is).
- It’s important to set attainable goals to both boost your confidence and give yourself something to work towards.
- Surround yourself with people and thoughts that will support you as well as keep you accountable.
Now, in the conversation yesterday, we talked about the idea of genius, the place of writing in academia versus entertainment, and I said I would share this excellent video from Sir Ken Robinson. This video is about school, but I think he makes some great points about writing/arts/creativity, too.
For further reading/research, take a look at the following:
He Who Dares Wins ~ Bob Mayer
The Artist’s Way ~ Julia Cameron
The Writer’s Journey ~ Christopher Vogler