6 Tips to Set Your Creativity and Writing Free

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Creativity, Writing | No Comments
6 Tips to Set Your Creativity and Writing Free

Learn how to keep your critical mind and internal editor from killing your creativity and preventing your writing from being free.

The Showering Guide to Creativity

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Creativity, Meditation | No Comments
The Showering Guide to Creativity

If you want to be more creative in your life, this infographic will show you how you can use showering to stimulate your creativity.

A Mindfulness-Based Writing Practice—Unleash Your Creative Thinking With Meditation

Posted by on May 26, 2012 in Creativity, Meditation, Writing | One Comment
A Mindfulness-Based Writing Practice—Unleash Your Creative Thinking With Meditation

In order to unleash your creative thinking with meditation, you first have to find stillness within your mind. By stripping away the layers that cloud your view, you can see the world more clearly. These obstructions come in many forms, such as rambling thoughts, anxiety, fear, or habits. Before you try the three meditation and […]

How to Use Mindfulness Meditation to Unleash Your Creative Thinking

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Creativity, Meditation, Writing | No Comments
How to Use Mindfulness Meditation to Unleash Your Creative Thinking

In order to unleash your creative thinking with meditation, you first need to find stillness within your mind. This involves stripping away the layers of “noise” that cloud your view of the world—things like fear, anxiety, and rambling thoughts. As you get rid of these obstructions, you will start to see the world more clearly, the […]

Unleash Your Creative Thinking With Meditation—A Writing Process

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Creativity, Meditation, Writing | No Comments
Unleash Your Creative Thinking With Meditation—A Writing Process

At some point, all writers confront writer’s block. Many methods exist to help you unleash your creative thinking, some even created by published authors or famous writing teachers. These exercises for stimulating creative thinking can sometimes help you break free of the blank page (or a computer screen filled with babbling nonsense), but they often […]

Finding Your Path in Life by Leaving the Village

Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Creativity, Writing | No Comments
Finding Your Path in Life by Leaving the Village

In college, I thought I could accomplish everything. And for a while, I did. With my youthful stamina—and copious amounts of Mtn Dew—I survived seven classes a term, on top of writing short stories for workshops, practicing trumpet and piano several hours a day, running and biking, unicycling, and volunteering in the community. I was […]

Fighting the Internal Editor and Searching for Flow in Writing

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Creativity, Writing | No Comments
Fighting the Internal Editor and Searching for Flow in Writing

Finding time to write is challenging. I squeeze words and sentences—and if I’m lucky, the occasional paragraph—into the spaces that occupy my day in between writing articles about science topics like yogurt and testicles, or dinosaurs farts, or the daily tasks of making dinner, cleaning litter boxes, playing with children, and interacting with other people. […]

Think Different: Finding Creativity Through Balance

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Business, Creativity | No Comments
Think Different: Finding Creativity Through Balance

Creativity will save the world. To business leaders, this means more than just creating new works of art or Pulitzer Prize winning literature. The global economy depends upon people and businesses thinking differently, according to Jonah Lehrer, author of Imagine. This sentiment mirrors Apple’s famous “Think Different” ad, which included many “traditionally” creative writers and […]

The Truth About Alcohol’s Creative Powers

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Creativity, Writing | No Comments
The Truth About Alcohol’s Creative Powers

Creativity is the bread and butter of fiction writers. Well, that, and alcohol. Many great writers of the twentieth century struggled with alcohol, including Ernest Hemingway, John Cheever, and Jack Kerouac. The prevalence of alcohol in writers’ lives is so strong that it often shows up in their stories. John Cheever starts off his short […]

What Are Types of Intaglio Printing?

Posted by on Jun 18, 2011 in Creativity | No Comments
What Are Types of Intaglio Printing?

Rembrandt and Pablo Picasso both used intaglio, a printing technique that involves applying ink to a metal plate that has an image cut into its surface. With this method, artists apply ink to the recessed areas of the plate rather than the top surface. The plate is then pressed onto dampened paper, which enables the […]