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Ten Habits to Cultivate Creativity in Your Everyday Life

We so frequently limit the word ‘creativity’ to one’s capacity to be artistic; however, true creativity is more broadly the ability to recognize patterns, generate novel ideas, solve complex problems, and communicate solutions effectively. For this reason – strengthening our creative brains is important for all of us. Below are ten habits to help you cultivate […]

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Since this week is about creativity, there is no better book to feature than Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert. It is the holy grail, The Secret of creative living. First, I just adore Liz Gilbert’s honesty; there is nothing contrived, artificial, affected or phony in Big Magic. It is very similar to her voice in her […]

I hope when people ask what you’re going to do with your English degree and/or creative writing degree you’ll say: ‘Continue my bookish examination of the contradictions and complexities of human motivation and desire;’ or maybe just: ‘Carry it with me, as I do everything that matters.’ And then smile very serenely until they say, […]